Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Traceroute

This assignment will give you practice with traceroute and whois. More important, it gives you a concrete example of the way packets are routed on the Internet and how fast it is.

Run traceroute to www.ru.ac.za from the same location at two different times of day -- once in the morning and once in the evening.

Print the results to turn in, and answer the following questions:

Were the two routes identical? If not, explain the difference.

Run traceroute to www.ru.ac.za from two different locations (school, home, etc.).

Print the results to turn in, and answer the following questions:

Were the two routes identical? If not, explain the difference.

Look in the whois database find out which organization has registered the domain name www.ru.ac.za.

Where is it located and what is the email address of their technical contact person?

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