Nicolas Mesa

Dad, husband, geek

How Does Traceroute Work

In this post, we take a look at how the traceroute command works. traceroute is a utility command that prints the route (or hops) that a packet takes to reach another host. We start with an example of traceroute. Then we go through what happened behind the scenes. Finally, we run the traceroute command one more time while sniffing the traffic with tcpdump. Traceroute example Let’s look at an example: Read more →

What Happens When You Type a Url in Your Browser and Press Enter

Disclaimer: Hello! This is my first blog post! I’m super excited to share it with the world but should also warn you that it’s a bit long and repetitive. Hopefully, I’ll become a better writer as I blog more. I hope you enjoy it :) Introduction I’ve heard this question many times during my career and want to try to answer it. I’m going to dive deep into the networking part of the question since this is the part that I find the most interesting. Read more →