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I am looking for a program to visually model a computer system that has many socket connections between its component parts.

Its socket connections may be internal to a program, communicate to programs on the same machine, or communicate to programs on remote machine(s).

I would like to be able to visually layout a systems communication map to model this aspect of a system.

I realise something like DIA will probably be my best option, however I was wondering if a more specialised option was available.

  • Do you want to s/w to detect the socket connections? When you mention DIA it makes me think that you are just asking for a drawing program. – Mawg Feb 3 '15 at 8:35
  • I would like a program to visualise and preferably model the connections, id prefer not to just use dia and draw it all out, hence the request for a specialised program. – NWS Feb 3 '15 at 11:46
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Perhaps you should consider GraphViz?

You write simple text files, then run therm though the tool to draw diagrams of various sorts. Here's their example of a (very large) network (there are many more examples in their gallery).

Note that the input text file was generated by a network scanner tool. I have often coded similar programs to generate the input to such drawing packages (GraphViz, Msg-Generator, etc) and you could later do this with a port-scanner on your running system.

Network map

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