On January 10, 2019 we announced the release of the Augmented Traceroute Tool, or ATR for short.  ATR is available to the public and can be found at the below link.

https://snapp-portal.grnoc.iu.edu/grafana/dashboard/script/atr.js?orgId=2

The ATR is designed to allow users to drop in the output of a traceroute, at which point it will visualize network utilization of everyone hop along the way if it is being collected in any of the GlobalNOC’s measurement systems. This includes crossing into different networks. The below images provide an example from a developer’s desk at Indiana University over to Seattle in Internet2 which passes through Indiana University’s campus network, the Indiana Gigapop, and through Internet2 over to Seattle.

 

ATR Traceroute example providing displaying links between Indiana University and Internet2.

ATR example providing details on the ATR interface.

 

ATR Traceroute example providing displaying links between Indiana University and Internet2.

ATR example displaying links between Indiana University and Internet2.

 

This tool was originally demonstrated at the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange in Orlando as an example of how we could take data that we collect independently for various networks and use it to provide a bigger, more useful end to end view. We hope to continue to improve and build upon this concept to provide new and better tools for the community.

For more details on the tool or our efforts, please reach out to the GlobalNOC Business Operations team.