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Research by pinging the entire Internet

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Research by pinging the entire Internet

I've noticed that some of the incoming ping packets that might end up in your router's log are apparently from American universities pinging the entire Internet:
IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=128.9.168.98 DST=87.113.my.ip LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0xA0 TTL=48 ID=0 DF PROTO=ICMP TYPE=8 CODE=0 ID=64324 SEQ=4505
128.9.168.98 = pinger-w3.ant.isi.edu
There were some other IPs related to the same project on 8/9 July:
203.178.148.19 = pinger-j2.ant.isi.edu
129.82.138.44 = pinger6.netsec.colostate.edu
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Glenn
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Re: Research by pinging the entire Internet

They're mapping the net...are they doing it for our benefit or for the benefit of government.  Undecided
I came across this yesterday...a hacker pinged computers across the world to create a map of the net.Although he only pinged Linux based pc's which seems a bit odd.
Interesting map he created though... http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/this-is-most-detailed-picture-internet-ever
Smiley
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Re: Research by pinging the entire Internet

Quote from: Glenn
Although he only pinged Linux based pc's which seems a bit odd.

That's not what he did, he only installed his scanning software on suitable Linux devices (maybe routers, printers etc.) that had admin/admin or root/root as the login/password.