Coursework, notes, and progress while attending NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

Category Archives: Understanding Networks

Packet Sniffing

Some general stuff I learned about data packets sent over the internet: Packets have a header and a payload (or body), and a trailer (which I understand really just indicates the end of the packet). I found this nice definition that explains the header includes 20 bytes (usually) of metadata about the payload including things […]

Traceroute: visualizing web detours

For my traceroute project I ran traceroute to sites I commonly visit as well as sites I thought would be interesting to route, from places I usually connect to the internet. I downloaded iNetTools for my phone to run traceroute from my phone.  I wrote a short python script to get the geolocations for each […]