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Network topology

  • From: Colin Alston
  • Date: Wed Oct 15 12:29:55 2008

Hi all

I'm considering trying to come up with some means to automatically detect a networks topology and draw pretty pictures. This is somewhat boring though if a network isn't well arranged with VLANs and q-tag trunk routers and so on (It will just look like a big cloud of junk connected off an assumed switch).

Is there any kind of cunning trick to detect standard layer2 switches along a path without stuff like STP?