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(A Server Far Far Away)   Do a traceroute of 216.81.59.173 before you read TFA. Your inner "Star Wars" geek will thank me   (beaglenetworks.net) divider line 95
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2013-02-10 03:17:33 AM
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
 
2013-02-10 03:20:50 AM
Some geek has too much time on his hands!

/says the guy at work who's busy e-mailing that IP to everyone else!
 
2013-02-10 03:47:41 AM
wtf is a traceroute?
 
2013-02-10 03:50:35 AM
That's pretty damned funny.
 
2013-02-10 03:57:07 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl


Try telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 666
 
2013-02-10 04:03:53 AM

Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?


Just copy/paste the number into Google search. Read the top result.
 
2013-02-10 04:12:54 AM
nope....oh wait......

 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12   105 ms   107 ms    90 ms  Episode.IV [206.214.251.1]
 13   240 ms    84 ms   107 ms  A.NEW.HOPE [206.214.251.6]
 14   116 ms   190 ms   212 ms  It.is.a.period.of.civil.war [206.214.251.9]
 15   159 ms   158 ms   143 ms  Rebel.spaceships [206.214.251.14]
 16   196 ms   105 ms   150 ms  striking.from.a.hidden.base [206.214.251.17]
 17    83 ms   104 ms   161 ms  have.won.their.first.victory [206.214.251.22]
 18    88 ms   163 ms   105 ms  against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire [206.214.251.25
]
 19   118 ms   120 ms    87 ms  During.the.battle [206.214.251.30]
 20   117 ms   142 ms   114 ms  Rebel.spies.managed [206.214.251.33]
 21   122 ms   121 ms   165 ms  to.steal.secret.plans [206.214.251.38]
 22   129 ms   136 ms   126 ms  to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon [206.214.251.41]
 23   146 ms   107 ms   179 ms  the.DEATH.STAR [206.214.251.46]
 24   173 ms   255 ms   198 ms  an.armored.space.station [206.214.251.49]
 25   129 ms   182 ms    99 ms  with.enough.power.to [206.214.251.54]
 26   199 ms   128 ms   112 ms  destroy.an.entire.planet [206.214.251.57]
 27   198 ms   133 ms   156 ms  Pursued.by.the.Empires [206.214.251.62]
 28   116 ms   150 ms   139 ms  sinister.agents [206.214.251.65]
 29    80 ms   187 ms   104 ms  Princess.Leia.races.home [206.214.251.70]
 30   132 ms   124 ms   143 ms  aboard.her.starship [206.214.251.73]
Trace complete.
 
2013-02-10 04:14:15 AM
216.81.59.173 is from Canada(CA) in region North America

TraceRoute from Network-Tools.com to 216.81.59.173 [fin]


Hop(ms)(ms)(ms)     IP AddressHost name
1  0  0  0     206.123.64.42  - 64.124.196.225 xe-4-2-0.er2.dfw2.us.above.net
77.67.71.165 ae2-109.dal33.ip4.tinet.net
89.149.181.117 xe-1-2-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net
77.67.69.158 epik-networks-gw.ip4.tinet.net
216.81.59.2 po0-3.dsr2.atl.epikip.net
10.26.26.102  - 8  55  Timed out
206.214.251.1 episode.iv
206.214.251.6 a.new.hope
206.214.251.9 it.is.a.period.of.civil.war
206.214.251.14 rebel.spaceships
206.214.251.17 striking.from.a.hidden.base
206.214.251.22 have.won.their.first.victory
206.214.251.25 against.the.evil.galactic.empire
206.214.251.30 during.the.battle
206.214.251.33 rebel.spies.managed
206.214.251.38 to.steal.secret.plans
206.214.251.41 to.the.empires.ultimate.weapon
206.214.251.46 the.death.star
206.214.251.49 an.armored.space.station
206.214.251.54 with.enough.power.to
206.214.251.57 destroy.an.entire.planet
206.214.251.62 pursued.by.the.empires
206.214.251.65 sinister.agents
206.214.251.70 princess.leia.races.home
206.214.251.73 aboard.her.starship
206.214.251.78 custodian.of.the.stolen.plans
206.214.251.81 that.can.save.her
Trace complete
 
2013-02-10 05:17:57 AM

cretinbob: nope....oh wait......

 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12   105 ms   107 ms    90 ms  Episode.IV [206.214.251.1]
 13   240 ms    84 ms   107 ms  A.NEW.HOPE [206.214.251.6]
 14   116 ms   190 ms   212 ms  It.is.a.period.of.civil.war [206.214.251.9]
 15   159 ms   158 ms   143 ms  Rebel.spaceships [206.214.251.14]
 16   196 ms   105 ms   150 ms  striking.from.a.hidden.base [206.214.251.17]
 17    83 ms   104 ms   161 ms  have.won.their.first.victory [206.214.251.22]
 18    88 ms   163 ms   105 ms  against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire [206.214.251.25
]
 19   118 ms   120 ms    87 ms  During.the.battle [206.214.251.30]
 20   117 ms   142 ms   114 ms  Rebel.spies.managed [206.214.251.33]
 21   122 ms   121 ms   165 ms  to.steal.secret.plans [206.214.251.38]
 22   129 ms   136 ms   126 ms  to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon [206.214.251.41]
 23   146 ms   107 ms   179 ms  the.DEATH.STAR [206.214.251.46]
 24   173 ms   255 ms   198 ms  an.armored.space.station [206.214.251.49]
 25   129 ms   182 ms    99 ms  with.enough.power.to [206.214.251.54]
 26   199 ms   128 ms   112 ms  destroy.an.entire.planet [206.214.251.57]
 27   198 ms   133 ms   156 ms  Pursued.by.the.Empires [206.214.251.62]
 28   116 ms   150 ms   139 ms  sinister.agents [206.214.251.65]
 29    80 ms   187 ms   104 ms  Princess.Leia.races.home [206.214.251.70]
 30   132 ms   124 ms   143 ms  aboard.her.starship [206.214.251.73]
Trace complete.


Yeah, I had to wait for the initial timeout - then it completed as expected in the link.  Not sure why yours quit early.
 
2013-02-10 07:14:23 AM

Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?


its where you click plus one for a headline. yw.
 
2013-02-10 07:24:24 AM
Sweet.
 
2013-02-10 07:38:16 AM

Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?


Damn, September sucks.
 
2013-02-10 08:00:00 AM
Here's the tracert with a max of 60 hops:

 11    69 ms    60 ms    62 ms  Episode.IV [206.214.251.1]
 12    62 ms    62 ms    71 ms  A.NEW.HOPE [206.214.251.6]
 13    64 ms    60 ms    61 ms  It.is.a.period.of.civil.war [206.214.251.9]
 14    65 ms    63 ms    65 ms  Rebel.spaceships [206.214.251.14]
 15    61 ms    61 ms    62 ms  striking.from.a.hidden.base [206.214.251.17]
 16    61 ms    60 ms    61 ms  have.won.their.first.victory [206.214.251.22]
 17    65 ms    62 ms    62 ms  against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire [206.214.251.25]
 18    64 ms    61 ms    61 ms  During.the.battle [206.214.251.30]
 19    59 ms    63 ms    65 ms  Rebel.spies.managed [206.214.251.33]
 20    60 ms    60 ms    62 ms  to.steal.secret.plans [206.214.251.38]
 21    60 ms    61 ms    61 ms  to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon [206.214.251.41]
 22    63 ms    62 ms    60 ms  the.DEATH.STAR [206.214.251.46]
 23    62 ms    59 ms    66 ms  an.armored.space.station [206.214.251.49]
 24    61 ms    64 ms    63 ms  with.enough.power.to [206.214.251.54]
 25   138 ms    59 ms    60 ms  destroy.an.entire.planet [206.214.251.57]
 26    65 ms    63 ms    61 ms  Pursued.by.the.Empires [206.214.251.62]
 27    71 ms    65 ms    77 ms  sinister.agents [206.214.251.65]
 28    67 ms    65 ms    63 ms  Princess.Leia.races.home [206.214.251.70]
 29    62 ms    64 ms    70 ms  aboard.her.starship [206.214.251.73]
 30    65 ms    62 ms    65 ms  custodian.of.the.stolen.plans [206.214.251.78]
 31    64 ms    62 ms    60 ms  that.can.save.her [206.214.251.81]
 32    63 ms    72 ms    61 ms  people.and.restore [206.214.251.86]
 33    62 ms    65 ms    61 ms  freedom.to.the.galaxy [206.214.251.89]
 34    63 ms    83 ms    65 ms  0-------------------0 [206.214.251.94]
 35    64 ms    65 ms    62 ms  0------------------0 [206.214.251.97]
 36    59 ms    67 ms    66 ms  0-----------------0 [206.214.251.102]
 37    64 ms    63 ms    62 ms  0----------------0 [206.214.251.105]
 38    65 ms    61 ms    61 ms  0---------------0 [206.214.251.110]
 39    63 ms    66 ms    65 ms  0--------------0 [206.214.251.113]
 40    65 ms    61 ms    61 ms  0-------------0 [206.214.251.118]
 41    65 ms    62 ms    62 ms  0------------0 [206.214.251.121]
 42    65 ms    66 ms    67 ms  0-----------0 [206.214.251.126]
 43    64 ms    65 ms    62 ms  0----------0 [206.214.251.129]
 44    61 ms    62 ms    66 ms  0---------0 [206.214.251.134]
 45    66 ms    69 ms    67 ms  0--------0 [206.214.251.137]
 46    63 ms    67 ms    65 ms  0-------0 [206.214.251.142]
 47    67 ms    67 ms    65 ms  0------0 [206.214.251.145]
 48    60 ms    64 ms    63 ms  0-----0 [206.214.251.150]
 49    65 ms    68 ms    65 ms  0----0 [206.214.251.153]
 50    60 ms    75 ms    63 ms  0---0 [206.214.251.158]
 51    67 ms    63 ms    59 ms  0--0 [206.214.251.161]
 52    63 ms    68 ms    70 ms  0-0 [206.214.251.166]
 53    66 ms    63 ms    65 ms  00 [206.214.251.169]
 54    65 ms    79 ms    67 ms  I [206.214.251.174]
 55    65 ms    63 ms    61 ms  By.Ryan.Werber [206.214.251.177]
 56    66 ms    66 ms    66 ms  When.CCIEs.Get.Bored [206.214.251.182]
 57    69 ms    62 ms    71 ms  CCIE.38168 [206.214.251.185]
 58    65 ms    63 ms    98 ms  FIN [216.81.59.173]
Trace complete.
 
2013-02-10 08:02:24 AM
Mine doesn't start his funnay until hop 17, and ends at "with enough power to".

Ecxellent idea, FAIL is for forgetting that people far away have more hops and thus won't get the same results.
 
2013-02-10 08:04:38 AM

xaks: Mine doesn't start his funnay until hop 17, and ends at "with enough power to".

Ecxellent idea, FAIL is for forgetting that people far away have more hops and thus won't get the same results.


Try "tracert -h 60  216.81.59.173 "

30 hops is normally enough, but you can tell it to go further.
 
2013-02-10 08:09:29 AM
If you want to see the whole thing use: tracert -h 100 obiwan.scrye.net like it says in the linked page.
The default is 30 hops so the -h 100 changes it to 100 hops max. that's why some traces are stopping short.
 
2013-02-10 08:09:47 AM
Ha! that is great
 
2013-02-10 08:15:58 AM
For those who are cmd line impaired.......

tracert 216.81.59.173
 
2013-02-10 08:47:31 AM
not only am i command line impaired, i don't get what is funny about this...
 
2013-02-10 08:53:14 AM

proteus_b: not only am i command line impaired, i don't get what is funny about this...


borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-10 08:56:59 AM

Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?


Okay, so a Ping is where you send a message to a remote computer or server to send back a response. Then you use the response time to guage how slowly the network is running.
A traceroute is the similar, but it hits every router along the way. This shows WHERE the network is running slowly. Then you can say things like, "Looks like Comcast has a screwed up router in Georgia. That's why the internet is so slow. It's out of our network and I can't fix it, boss."
If you have Windows, go to cmd and type in "tracert 216.81.59.173"
If you are on Mac / Linux, open terminal and type "traceroute 216.81.59.173"


This guy/gal has placed a router behind a bunch of other routers so that you have to go through them to get to it. This shows every router's name along the way which lends to comical effect.
 
2013-02-10 08:57:16 AM
Man, I've gotta be far away from those servers.  I had to set my hop count to like 300.
 
2013-02-10 09:00:24 AM

andrewagill: Man, I've gotta be far

, far away from those servers.  I had to set my hop count to like 300.
 
2013-02-10 09:09:10 AM

Guuberre: 56 66 ms 66 ms 66 ms When.CCIEs.Get.BoredDDOSed [206.214.251.182]
57 69 ms 62 ms 71 ms CCIE.38168 [206.214.251.185]
58 65 ms 63 ms 98 ms FIN [216.81.59.173]


Time to change the name of that router.
 
2013-02-10 09:14:41 AM

Gunny Walker: Okay, so a Ping is where you send a message to a remote computer or server to send back a response. Then you use the response time to guage how slowly the network is running.
A traceroute is the similar, but it hits every router along the way. This shows WHERE the network is running slowly. Then you can say things like, "Looks like Comcast has a screwed up router in Georgia. That's why the internet is so slow. It's out of our network and I can't fix it, boss."
If you have Windows, go to cmd and type in "tracert 216.81.59.173"
If you are on Mac / Linux, open terminal and type "traceroute 216.81.59.173"


Ok, now I see why it is smart and funny, whatever this guy did. Thanks...
 
2013-02-10 09:17:51 AM

Gunny Walker: Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?

Okay, so a Ping is where you send a message to a remote computer or server to send back a response. Then you use the response time to guage how slowly the network is running.
A traceroute is the similar, but it hits every router along the way. This shows WHERE the network is running slowly. Then you can say things like, "Looks like Comcast has a screwed up router in Georgia. That's why the internet is so slow. It's out of our network and I can't fix it, boss."
If you have Windows, go to cmd and type in "tracert 216.81.59.173"
If you are on Mac / Linux, open terminal and type "traceroute 216.81.59.173"

This guy/gal has placed a router behind a bunch of other routers so that you have to go through them to get to it. This shows every router's name along the way which lends to comical effect.


Specifically, traceroute works by exploiting the Time To Live attribute in IPv4.  TTL was introduced as a way to impose a time limit on datagrams to prevent roving datagrams from hanging out in the wrong neighborhoods and tangling up the tubes.  The idea was that each gateway would decrease the TTL by the number of seconds that it held the datagram, but at least by one.  In practice, everybody decreases TTL by one.  IPv6 actually renames this Hop Count and says not to bother with the seconds.  If a router receives a datagram with time 0 or decrements a datagram to time 0, it MUST destroy the datagram and MAY send an ICMP Time Exceeded datagram in response.

Traceroute sends a datagram with time 1 and waits for the time exceeded datagrams (from the default gateway), and then sends successively higher TTL values (max is 255, so there's my previous joke busted), getting datagrams from all the gateways between the source and the destination (unless they don't send Time Exceeded or something else filters the traffic).
 
2013-02-10 09:25:19 AM

Kyosuke: Damn, September sucks.


Today is September, 7103 1993
 
2013-02-10 09:26:50 AM
I'm sure this is clever.

/golfclap
 
2013-02-10 09:35:29 AM

andrewagill: Gunny Walker: Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?

Okay, so a Ping is where you send a message to a remote computer or server to send back a response. Then you use the response time to guage how slowly the network is running.
A traceroute is the similar, but it hits every router along the way. This shows WHERE the network is running slowly. Then you can say things like, "Looks like Comcast has a screwed up router in Georgia. That's why the internet is so slow. It's out of our network and I can't fix it, boss."
If you have Windows, go to cmd and type in "tracert 216.81.59.173"
If you are on Mac / Linux, open terminal and type "traceroute 216.81.59.173"

This guy/gal has placed a router behind a bunch of other routers so that you have to go through them to get to it. This shows every router's name along the way which lends to comical effect.

Specifically, traceroute works by exploiting the Time To Live attribute in IPv4.  TTL was introduced as a way to impose a time limit on datagrams to prevent roving datagrams from hanging out in the wrong neighborhoods and tangling up the tubes.  The idea was that each gateway would decrease the TTL by the number of seconds that it held the datagram, but at least by one.  In practice, everybody decreases TTL by one.  IPv6 actually renames this Hop Count and says not to bother with the seconds.  If a router receives a datagram with time 0 or decrements a datagram to time 0, it MUST destroy the datagram and MAY send an ICMP Time Exceeded datagram in response.

Traceroute sends a datagram with time 1 and waits for the time exceeded datagrams (from the default gateway), and then sends successively higher TTL values (max is 255, so there's my previous joke busted), getting datagrams from all the gateways between the source and the destination (unless they don't send Time Exceeded or something else filters the traffic).



Yeah, I get what you are saying, but...
i18.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-10 10:00:36 AM
That was cool...
 
2013-02-10 10:04:56 AM
If anyone is interested in how this guy did it, here is a link.  Will probably only apply to Cisco guys.

http://beaglenetworks.net/
 
2013-02-10 10:08:28 AM

andrewagill: Man, I've gotta be far away from those servers.  I had to set my hop count to like 300.


Did you do it a long time ago?
 
2013-02-10 10:19:53 AM
IP is farked.
 
2013-02-10 10:32:31 AM
Okay, mine became interesting at hop 14.
 
2013-02-10 10:34:42 AM

Popcorn Johnny: wtf is a traceroute?


wtf are you doing on the geek tab?

I did as subby suggested and tracert before RTFA.  For the first 13 hops, I was ready to come in here all flamey.  Then the cool started.

Very nice.
 
2013-02-10 10:37:40 AM

Gunny Walker: Yeah, I get what you are saying, but...
i18.photobucket.com


Well, I guess it's a good thing that I dumbed down the original version I wrote.
 
2013-02-10 10:43:35 AM
A long time ago on a host far away you used to be able to get this by telnetting to the server.
 
2013-02-10 10:58:41 AM

Xaro: If anyone is interested in how this guy did it, here is a link.  Will probably only apply to Cisco guys.

http://beaglenetworks.net/


No, this can be done on any routing platform, Juniper, Cisco, Alcatel...the concept of virtual routing instance and logical sub interfaces is common across platforms. The CCIE here created a bunch of virtual routers within a single box and placed logical interfaces in each virtual routing instance. He then assigned addressing to the logical interface and set the DNS associated name to the IP Address.

Implementation is quite a bit more complex than described above, but that's the gist of it.
 
2013-02-10 10:59:40 AM

maxheck: A long time ago on a host far away you used to be able to get this by telnetting to the server.


Jesus, the bar for "indicators of too much time on your hands" was set pretty high there wasn't it...wow

LOL.
 
2013-02-10 11:06:13 AM
Well, now we know why the IPv4 address space ran out.
 
2013-02-10 11:16:31 AM

jfarkinB: Well, now we know why the IPv4 address space ran out.


This.  ARIN is freaking out because we're down to the wire and this yahoo is using up an entire C block for his SW geekery.

www.potaroo.net

Do this on the IPv6 space.  We have more IPs than God there.
 
2013-02-10 11:23:34 AM

X-boxershorts: Xaro: If anyone is interested in how this guy did it, here is a link.  Will probably only apply to Cisco guys.

http://beaglenetworks.net/

No, this can be done on any routing platform, Juniper, Cisco, Alcatel...the concept of virtual routing instance and logical sub interfaces is common across platforms. The CCIE here created a bunch of virtual routers within a single box and placed logical interfaces in each virtual routing instance. He then assigned addressing to the logical interface and set the DNS associated name to the IP Address.

Implementation is quite a bit more complex than described above, but that's the gist of it.


I would assume that Juniper, Alcatel, etc could do the same, but I haven't worked with those. I was able to follow along with what he did just fine,my comment was more of a warning to the people asking "What's traceroute?"
 
2013-02-10 11:26:14 AM

Gunny Walker: If you are on Mac / Linux, open terminal and type "traceroute 216.81.59.173"


Also on a mac you can go to the utilities folder and run the Network Utility and select the traceroute tab if you are CLI phobic.
 
2013-02-10 11:28:20 AM
I know I'm supposed to be impressed, and I actually thought I would be.

But for some reason, this just seems really lame. And by lame, I mean pathetic.
 
2013-02-10 11:31:24 AM

Xaro: comment was more of a warning to the people asking "What's traceroute?"


It's a tool used to beat your ISP to pulp with in internet forums
 
2013-02-10 11:35:48 AM
Over/under on how long this thread will take to degrade into a poop-fling between MIgrating to IPV6 vs Carrier grade NAT?
 
2013-02-10 11:38:06 AM
 
2013-02-10 11:54:23 AM

Metaluna Mutant: Still my fave   http://www.asciimation.co.nz/


Does that really go on for the full movie?
 
2013-02-10 12:11:45 PM
It's funny to see this make the 'big bang theory' geek rounds.  This is pretty old if I recall.
 
2013-02-10 12:13:21 PM
anybody else remember the "tracer-Tee" goofball?
 
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