How Traceroute Works (Building a Movie Scene ‘Trace’ Map) – Computerphile


From Computerphile.

Traceroute is a standard networking tool, but can it be used to recreate all those film scenes where a ‘trace’ is put on a signal? Dr Richard G Clegg, Queen Mary University of London shows us the neat hack that makes it work and has a go at that supervillain map!

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

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