[Fun] Trace The Story Of Star Wars With Traceroute

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Internet is filled with geeky fun. Every now and then you must stumble across something funny that catches your attention. I found this cool thing to do with traceroute which I am going to show you. If you do not know already, traceroute is one of the basic networking commands in Unix that allows you to trace back the route from your system to the destination.

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Star Wars and traceroute:

Open you terminal. If not already installed, install traceroute:

sudo apt-get install traceroute

Now use the trace back to IP 216.81.59.173 in the following manner:

traceroute 216.81.59.173

And be prepared to be amazed at the output.

1 76 ms 96 ms 99 ms 192.168.1.254
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 18 ms 18 ms 17 ms 195.66.225.189
4 22 ms 24 ms 24 ms 10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.lon1.he.net [195.66.224.21]
5 24 ms 24 ms 24 ms 10gigabitethernet2-4.core1.par2.he.net [72.52.92.42]
6 97 ms 97 ms 100 ms 10gigabitethernet7-1.core1.ash1.he.net [184.105.213.93]
7 109 ms 109 ms 112 ms 10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.atl1.he.net [184.105.213.110]
8 109 ms 108 ms 108 ms 216.66.0.26
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 149 ms 148 ms 144 ms Episode.IV [206.214.251.1]
11 146 ms 149 ms 144 ms A.NEW.HOPE [206.214.251.6]
12 145 ms 149 ms 148 ms It.is.a.period.of.civil.war [206.214.251.9]
13 147 ms 148 ms 159 ms Rebel.spaceships [206.214.251.14]
14 147 ms 147 ms 144 ms striking.from.a.hidden.base [206.214.251.17]
15 144 ms 148 ms 144 ms have.won.their.first.victory [206.214.251.22]
16 149 ms 147 ms 148 ms against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire [206.214.251.25]
17 147 ms 157 ms 148 ms During.the.battle [206.214.251.30]
18 148 ms 152 ms 147 ms Rebel.spies.managed [206.214.251.33]
19 147 ms 149 ms 149 ms to.steal.secret.plans [206.214.251.38]
20 146 ms 146 ms 149 ms to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon [206.214.251.41]
21 148 ms 148 ms 149 ms the.DEATH.STAR [206.214.251.46]
22 150 ms 149 ms 148 ms an.armored.space.station [206.214.251.49]
23 147 ms 147 ms 148 ms with.enough.power.to [206.214.251.54]
24 147 ms 149 ms 149 ms destroy.an.entire.planet [206.214.251.57]
25 145 ms 150 ms 147 ms Pursued.by.the.Empires [206.214.251.62]
26 146 ms 147 ms 152 ms sinister.agents [206.214.251.65]
27 150 ms 154 ms 147 ms Princess.Leia.races.home [206.214.251.70]
28 146 ms 147 ms 148 ms aboard.her.starship [206.214.251.73]
29 148 ms 151 ms 148 ms custodian.of.the.stolen.plans [206.214.251.78]
30 148 ms 147 ms 146 ms that.can.save.her [206.214.251.81]
31 146 ms 150 ms 147 ms people.and.restore [206.214.251.86]
32 146 ms 149 ms 149 ms freedom.to.the.galaxy [206.214.251.89]
33 152 ms 149 ms 148 ms 0——————-0 [206.214.251.94]
34 150 ms 147 ms 152 ms 0——————0 [206.214.251.97]
35 148 ms 151 ms 149 ms 0—————–0 [206.214.251.102]
36 145 ms 153 ms 146 ms 0—————-0 [206.214.251.105]
37 144 ms 148 ms 149 ms 0—————0 [206.214.251.110]
38 145 ms 189 ms 150 ms 0————–0 [206.214.251.113]
39 147 ms 148 ms 149 ms 0————-0 [206.214.251.118]
40 154 ms 146 ms 150 ms 0————0 [206.214.251.121]
41 148 ms 153 ms 150 ms 0———–0 [206.214.251.126]
42 154 ms 154 ms 149 ms 0———-0 [206.214.251.129]
43 147 ms 147 ms 149 ms 0———0 [206.214.251.134]
44 150 ms 149 ms 148 ms 0——–0 [206.214.251.137]
45 152 ms 153 ms 156 ms 0——-0 [206.214.251.142]
46 147 ms 152 ms 149 ms 0——0 [206.214.251.145]
47 172 ms 160 ms 148 ms 0—–0 [206.214.251.150]
48 151 ms 153 ms 154 ms 0—-0 [206.214.251.153]
49 149 ms 149 ms 149 ms 0—0 [206.214.251.158]
50 152 ms 149 ms 151 ms 0–0 [206.214.251.161]
51 153 ms 152 ms 151 ms 0-0 [206.214.251.166]
52 150 ms 150 ms 152 ms 00 [206.214.251.169]
53 150 ms 155 ms 149 ms I [206.214.251.174]
54 152 ms 152 ms 155 ms By.Ryan.Werber [206.214.251.177]
55 152 ms 153 ms 150 ms When.CCIEs.Get.Bored [206.214.251.182]
56 151 ms 153 ms 150 ms read.more.at.beaglenetworks.net [206.214.251.185]
57 151 ms 151 ms 145 ms FIN [216.81.59.173]
Enjoy the fun with networking in Linux.
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