The techniques presented herein provide an easy to understand animation representing how traffic is entering, being processed, and exiting a device. In certain examples, events are represented by flying icons that enter an interface of a device. As they are processed by different features their "tails" get longer and gain segments that represent what feature acted on them. Any packet drops may be shown, for example, by the icons falling down from the device onto a "floor" that represents the drop reason and piling up to show the scale of the drops.
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Johnston, Jay; Mortensen, Magnus; White, David; and Robertson, Michael, "TECHNIQUES FOR VISUALIZATION OF DEVICE INTERNAL PACKET PROCESSING AND NETWORK EVENTS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 31, 2018)