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ASExplorer 1.0 Beta Announcement
- From: ipma-support
- Date: Sat Aug 02 23:52:40 1997
The University of Michigan and Merit Network, Inc. are pleased to announce
the 1.0 Beta release of ASExplorer. The new ASExplorer is the first of a
series of visualization tools being developed by the Internet Performance
Measurement and Analysis project (IPMA). Please see:
The new, light-weight ASExplorer Java client displays routing instability
data received from one or more user-selected channels. We are currently
providing channels for routing instability data collected at the AADS,
MAE-East, MAE-West, PacBell, and PAIX exchange points.
Some of the new features of ASExplorer include:
* Who is AS1239? Well, just float your mouse cursor over AS1239,
and we'll tell you! Dynamically updated Internic information
tells you more than just an AS number -- try it and see.
* Instability levels are monitored via graphs of BGP announcements and
withdrawals, both updated in real-time.
* Lists of currently flapping prefixes are hooked into the
main ASExplorer window, and allow you to jump to an AS with
a single click.
* ASExplorer now lists all of the announced routes by an AS within the
last time window (currently fixed at 75 minutes).
* You can jump directly to an AS if you know its AS number. No more
hunting through layers of HTML.
* Can't figure out how the darn tool works? Use the on-line
Also note that if you just want to look at the real-time graphs, you can
view them at http://www.merit.edu/ipma/realtime/.
The new version of ASExplorer relies on the Salamander Data Distribution
infastructure to provide real-time updates to the client
applets/application via a platform-independent webcasting technology.
If you have any questions, comments, or any form of criticism, please feel
free to send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. If you have any problems running the ASExplorer software, please
mail us the contents of your Java console and a brief description of your
problem. The ASExplorer team will be more than willing to help you get
the software up and running.