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A bored, snowbound network admin has made something lovely: a traceroute that produces the text of the opening crawl to Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Ryan Werber, who blogs at Beagle Networks, says that during Boston's recent blizzards he decided to have some fun with DNS. The result, …

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Great to see someone using the internet in the way it was intended....

anyone remember telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl ?

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Re: Great to see someone using the internet in the way it was intended....

Superb. The creators of that deserve a pint too!

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DAMN YOU RICKROLL!

10 15 ms 14 ms 14 ms 216.66.0.26

11 52 ms 55 ms 55 ms 10.26.26.102

12 55 ms 54 ms 54 ms Episode.IV [206.214.251.1]

13 54 ms 55 ms 56 ms A.NEW.HOPE [206.214.251.6]

14 55 ms 56 ms 55 ms It.is.a.period.of.civil.war [206.214.251.9]

15 57 ms 55 ms 56 ms Rebel.spaceships [206.214.251.14]

16 56 ms 56 ms 55 ms striking.from.a.hidden.base [206.214.251.17]

17 56 ms 55 ms 55 ms have.won.their.first.victory [206.214.251.22]

18 57 ms 53 ms 55 ms against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire [206.214.251.2

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19 53 ms 55 ms 54 ms During.the.battle [206.214.251.30]

20 54 ms 53 ms 57 ms Rebel.spies.managed [206.214.251.33]

21 57 ms 54 ms 55 ms to.steal.secret.plans [206.214.251.38]

22 55 ms 56 ms 54 ms to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon [206.214.251.41]

23 57 ms 54 ms 55 ms the.DEATH.STAR [206.214.251.46]

24 57 ms 54 ms 54 ms an.armored.space.station [206.214.251.49]

25 57 ms 53 ms 54 ms with.enough.power.to [206.214.251.54]

26 57 ms 54 ms 54 ms destroy.an.entire.planet [206.214.251.57]

27 58 ms 54 ms 55 ms Pursued.by.the.Empires [206.214.251.62]

28 57 ms 56 ms 53 ms sinister.agents [206.214.251.65]

29 58 ms 54 ms 54 ms Princess.Leia.races.home [206.214.251.70]

30 56 ms 58 ms 54 ms aboard.her.starship [206.214.251.73]

31 56 ms 54 ms 55 ms custodian.of.the.stolen.plans [206.214.251.78]

32 57 ms 54 ms 54 ms that.can.save.her [206.214.251.81]

33 57 ms 57 ms 58 ms people.and.restore [206.214.251.86]

34 58 ms 58 ms 55 ms freedom.to.the.galaxy [206.214.251.89]

35 55 ms 55 ms 54 ms 0-----I-------I-----0 [206.214.251.94]

36 56 ms 59 ms 55 ms 0------------------0 [206.214.251.97]

37 56 ms 55 ms 55 ms 0-----------------0 [206.214.251.102]

38 56 ms 60 ms 54 ms 0----------------0 [206.214.251.105]

39 56 ms 54 ms 59 ms 0---------------0 [206.214.251.110]

40 57 ms 59 ms 54 ms 0--------------0 [206.214.251.113]

41 59 ms 55 ms 56 ms 0-------------0 [206.214.251.118]

42 58 ms 59 ms 59 ms 0------------0 [206.214.251.121]

43 54 ms 55 ms 55 ms 0-----------0 [206.214.251.126]

44 57 ms 54 ms 55 ms 0----------0 [206.214.251.129]

45 57 ms 54 ms 55 ms 0---------0 [206.214.251.134]

46 58 ms 60 ms 59 ms 0--------0 [206.214.251.137]

47 58 ms 59 ms 55 ms 0-------0 [206.214.251.142]

48 58 ms 55 ms 59 ms 0------0 [206.214.251.145]

49 58 ms 55 ms 60 ms 0-----0 [206.214.251.150]

50 58 ms 58 ms 60 ms 0----0 [206.214.251.153]

51 56 ms 59 ms 60 ms 0---0 [206.214.251.158]

52 58 ms 59 ms 59 ms 0--0 [206.214.251.161]

53 57 ms 60 ms 60 ms 0-0 [206.214.251.166]

54 59 ms 59 ms 57 ms 00 [206.214.251.169]

55 59 ms 59 ms 55 ms I [206.214.251.174]

56 58 ms 59 ms 60 ms By.Ryan.Werber [206.214.251.177]

57 58 ms 60 ms 60 ms Never.Gonna.Give.You.Up [206.214.251.182]

58 57 ms 59 ms 60 ms Never.Gonna.Let.You.Down [206.214.251.185]

59 58 ms 61 ms 60 ms read.more.at.beaglenetworks.net [216.81.59.173]

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If you appreciate text/ASCII like the above, check this telnet session out...

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

This is what you call magical and a friday pint worth of effort to whoever made it.

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Re: If you appreciate text/ASCII like the above, check this telnet session out...

@Professor Falken - sorry, didn't see your post above. deserves more mentions.

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Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Internet, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its connectivity surrounds us and binds us. Socially Networked beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Internet around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the microwave, everywhere, yes. Even between the destination address and the router.

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Sadly, still blocked by Verizon wireless.

Wahhhhh...

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Fakeroute

Rather than all that hassle, you could just use a program like fakeroute to fake the traceroute responses...

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Thanks El Reg...

That icon in the preview sure did it for me ;-)

Am I the only one who all of a sudden got the urge to watch Leia in her metal bikini, errhm: I meant to watch Return of the Jedi again ?

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Funny stuff (although a bit old, saw it 1 or 2 weeks ago on reddit...)

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(Written by Reg staff)

More Star Wars ASCII

I'm sure we all remember asciimation.co.nz ?

If not, go now

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For those wanting to try the IPv6 on Windows, I have made a video on how to do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YXwN445LXc

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