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.
Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer
Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. More at http://www.bradyharan.com
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