Student Learning Objectives
this RWLO, the student will:
Use the ping facility of Windows XP
(other computer OS also possible).
equivalence between a URL in domain name format and a numeric ip-address,
real-time speed of transmission of data to a designated internet node.
(Windows XP) or traceroute (Linux) to measure
number of routing “hops” to a target machine.
established usage of ping as part of an online
“Internet Weather Report” facility.
results and form conclusions on possible causes of variations in internet