new talk “Active Probing of Edge Networks: Outages During Hurricane Sandy” at NANOG57

John Heidemann gave the talk “Active Probing of Edge Networks: Outages During Hurricane Sandy” at NANOG57 in Orlando Florida on Feb. 5, 2013 as part of a panel on Hurricane Sandy, hosted by James Cowie at Renesys.  Slides are available at


This talk summarizes our analysis of outages in edge networks at the time of Hurricane Sandy. This analysis showed U.S. networks had double the outage rate (from 0.2% to 0.4%) on 2012-10-30, the day after Sandy landfall, and recovered after four days. The talk was part of the panel “Internet Impacts of Hurricane Sandy”, moderated by James Cowie, with presentations by John Heidemann, USC/Information Sciences Institute; Emile Aben, RIPE NCC; Patrick Gilmore, Akamai; Doug Madory, Renesys.

This work is based on our recent technical report   “A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy“, joint work of John Heidemann, Lin Quan, and Yuri Pradkin.




New Video About Address Utilization and Allocations on Map Browser

The ANT project released a video describing Internet address allocation and how we study address utilization with IPv4 censuses. Aniruddh Rao prepared this video, working with John Heidemann and Xue Cai.

a scene from the ANT video describing address allocation and census taking

We have also updated our web-based IPv4 address browser to provide information about to what organizations each address block is allocated. The map now visualizes the whois allocation data; we thank the five regional internet registries for sharing this data with us and authorizing this visualization.

organizations in our Internet map

Finally, our web-based IPv4 address browser now has better time travel, with nearly 30 different census from Dec. 2005 to Nov. 2010, and we continue to update the map regularly.

Data collection for this work is through the LANDER project, and the map browser improvements are due to AMITE, both supported by DHS. Video preparation was supported by these projects and NSF through the MADCAT project.