Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
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In order to find out where the connection is being dropped (i.e. at which hop between you and the target) download something like Path Analyzer Pro and type in your target (i.e. www.google.com or your mail server hostname) and it will tell you.In fact, the Unix shell command "traceroute www.google.com" will also do it but knowing that you like visual things, Path Analyzer may be more entertaining. It's also more informative.It will also tell you where the bottlenecks are if you are experiencing congested connections.
Thanks alot for the useful link, ttl.
I too had some very serious internet problems last night. Weird, it didn't seem related to Google. Some sites, even locally in Lebanon, were down, while some across the globe worked fine...Go fig-leaf, I mean, fig-yure!Oops! Storm, lightning, and power outage. Time to go and unplug my modem, pronto. Buh-bye.
You are welcome, monsieur beep.Playing with Path Analyzer and tracing some routes to hosts in U.S. I've noticed a funny thing.In a some cases after the initial hop to stateside, there's a hop back to Europe, and another hop to the states before reaching the target node. It just shows that physical distances don't play a role in routing decisions.The "geo" window of Path Analyzer is quite entertaining in its ability to visualise these kinds of things.
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