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Internet Mapping Project (Image 2)

A map of the Internet, colored by IP addresses

A map of the Internet, colored by Internet protocal (IP) addresses.

This image was produced as part of the Internet Mapping Project. The project was originally created in 1998 by Bell Labs to acquire and save Internet topological data over a long period of time. The data has been used in the study of routing problems and changes, DDoS attacks and graph theory. The project then moved to a spin-off from Lucent/Bell Labs named Lumeta Corporation, that applied the topological discovery techniques to discover the perimeter of clients' intranets. (Date of Image: 1998) [One of two related images. See Next Image.]

Credit: Courtesy of Lumeta Corporation. Patent(s) pending; ©Lumeta Corporation (2004) All Rights Reserved
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