Internet Communications – By Angela Randall

An exploration of internet communications

Module 1 – Traceroute Task

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I’ve been a unix user for years but I’m unfortunately using a windoze box mostly these days. So traceroute is familiar to me, however it’s always good to find easy-to-use and useful online network tools. This is because sometimes you just need to use them for one reason or another. I used http://network-tools.com/ to do mine.

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134.7.179.53 is from Australia(AU) in region Oceana

TraceRoute to 134.7.179.53 [curtin.edu.au]
Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 3 0 0 66.98.244.1 gphou-66-98-244-1.ev1servers.net
2 0 0 0 66.98.241.12 gphou-66-98-241-12.ev1servers.net
3 0 0 0 66.98.240.14 gphou-66-98-240-14.ev1servers.net
4 1 1 1 129.250.11.141 ge-1-12.r04.hstntx01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
5 1 1 1 129.250.2.230 xe-0-1-0.r21.hstntx01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
6 43 43 43 129.250.3.121 as-1.r21.lsanca03.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
7 43 43 43 129.250.5.90 xe-0-1-0.r03.lsanca03.us.bb.gin.ntt.net
8 203 202 202 198.172.90.102 p4-1-1-0.r03.lsanca03.us.ce.gin.ntt.net
9 202 201 202 202.158.194.157 so-3-3-1.bb1.b.syd.aarnet.net.au
10 213 214 209 202.158.194.33 so-2-0-0.bb1.a.mel.aarnet.net.au
11 218 222 224 202.158.194.17 so-2-0-0.bb1.a.adl.aarnet.net.au
12 249 245 249 202.158.194.5 so-0-1-0.bb1.a.per.aarnet.net.au
13 249 251 249 202.158.198.178 gigabitethernet0.er1.curtin.cpe.aarnet.net.au
14 246 252 251 202.158.198.186 gw1.er1.curtin.cpe.aarnet.net.au
15 246 246 251 134.7.16.46 –
16 246 250 249 134.7.248.65 te1-1.b309-sr.net.curtin.edu.au
17 250 250 250 134.7.179.53 –

Trace complete
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Answers:
There were 17 hops
The average time between that site and curtin.edu.au is 250 milliseconds
curtin.edu.au IP is 134.7.179.53

I decided for interest’s sake to traceroute from my own computer to curtin too.

I just used windows command prompt. For those who want to try this, either: Start > Run… > “cmd.exe” or Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Then type: tracert curtin.edu.au

It took 13 hops and averaged 80 milliseconds. 🙂

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Written by Angela Randall

March 15, 2008 at 1:57 am

Posted in module 1, tasks

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