Network Drawing tools

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Sun Dec 21 17:00:01 UTC 2014


Am Montag 15 Dezember 2014, 21:25:36 schrieb Chris Green:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 02:24:44PM +0000, Bruno wrote:
> > On 15/12/14 13:24, Chris Green wrote:
> > >Are there any Linux network drawing tools?
> > >
> > >I don't really want a full-blown Network Management solution like
> > >OpenNMS or Nagios, I just want an easy way to map my home network that
> > >doesn't require me to do it all manually.
> > 
> > Hi Chris,
> > 
> > You can use Dia Diagram Tool
> > 
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/dia-installer/ or use APT software
> > to install it.
> 
> I obviously didn't make myself clear.  I want a tool that does basic
> network discovery and draws what it finds.

Over a decade ago I often used Tkined (part of scotty) to map networks.
It is an TCL/TK application and as far as I remember it exports postscript 
(?and hpgl?)

Scotty:
http://wiki.tcl.tk/691

Article about scotty / tkined (german):
http://www.linux-magazin.de/Ausgaben/2002/09/Netz-im-Griff/%28offset%29/2
  See the image how tkined shows a network.

No idea if it still works but I would say it's worth a try.

regards,
thomas



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