Visty (2009)

Network Stack Visualization

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Visty is a network stack visualization tool that allows IT support personnel to systematically explore network activities at end hosts. Visty can provide an overview picture of the network stack at any specified time, showing how errors in one layer affect the performance of others. Visty was designed as a prototype for more advanced diagnosis tools, and also may be used to assist novice users in understanding the network stack and relationships between each layer.


Krist Wongsuphasawat, Pornpat Artornsombudh, Nguyen Bao and Justin McCann


Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland


  • Network Stack Diagnosis and Visualization Tool by Krist Wongsuphasawat, Pornpat Artornsombudh, Bao Nguyen and Justin McCannin Proc. ACM Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (CHIMIT), Baltimore, MD, USA, 7-8 November 2009