Feature #872

Multiple paths found by traceroute in single direction should be displayed

Added by Andrew Lake about 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

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Currently the traceroute subway map assumes that data in a single direction always goes through the same hops. In the case of FNAL and ANL, data alternates between multiple hops. One possible way to display this is a directed graph the branches off in the middle and then converges at the end.

I owe a diagram that sketches what this might look like. There may be other creative ways to display this.


#1 Updated by David Eads about 9 years ago

I'm updating the way the "subway map" is integrated with the rest of the data, providing the subway map as kind of overlay, like in a video game, at the bottom of the geographical map. This could have an important bearing what we display and how we display it in terms of multiple paths.

If we show multiple paths, I think it could be practically impossible to show forward/reverse asymmetry and would need to handle that in our visualization accordingly.

#2 Updated by David Eads about 9 years ago

Reminder: Andy and others interested in this question should think about this one for the next couple of E-center meetings.

#3 Updated by David Eads almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

As there's been no proposal for how to actually handle this, and it is a rare edge case for the current data, so I'm closing in favor of sticking with current visualization strategy.

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