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    2010 - 10.06

    We had to traceroute 24 different websites.  I decide to try and find websites on every continent even Antarctica.   The results from this assignment were very interesting and surprising.   The routes that the traceroute traveled were counterintuitive.  For instance in my effort to find a server in Antarctica the traceroute traveled from New York to Canada to Alaska and then ending up in New Zealand.  I never made it to Antarctica.  Another interesting result was finding the location for the web server of the government of Ghana, Africa.  It’s not in Ghana but in Atlanta, Georgia.

    In my map below I colored Internet Exchange Providers that appear 3 or more times (the big providers).   I omitted any server addresses that bounced around the same provider.

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