Nerd blog.

29 Jun 2014

ASCII Network Diagrams

I’ve often wondered if there is an easy way to generate ASCII network diagrams like those that appear in text RFC documents. This week I discovered ASCIIFlow.

ASCIIFlow is really simple to use, and lets you draw boxes, lines, and arrows (for network diagrams and flow charts) using your mouse right in the web browser. It also lets you save/open your text diagrams to/from Google Drive.

+-----+    +-----+    +-----+
|Edge1|    |Edge2|    |Edge3|
+--+--+    +--+--+    +--+--+
   |          |          |   
   |       +--+--+       |   
   +-------+BGP1 +-------+   
           |VMH1 |           

Theodore Baschak - Theo is a network engineer with experience operating core internet technologies like HTTP, HTTPS and DNS. He has extensive experience running service provider networks with OSPF, MPLS, and BGP.