BYU student's creation lets you track your Internet connections

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  • l
    March 15, 2009 5:12 p.m.

    It looks cool, but is actually kind of weird, not directly tracking connections between any two computers, but tracking connections between Ouimet's server and whatever other computers you're looking at. It's the easy way of doing it without needing to install special software, but highly inaccurate and not very useful for anything. It looks pretty, and the media doesn't understand how technology like that works, hence the coverage.

  • Brock Argyle
    March 15, 2009 3:42 p.m.

    Yeah, it is Ouimet. The article switches in the middle, but it is Ouimet.

  • Neotrace
    March 15, 2009 2:08 p.m.

    been using a program for years called neotrace to do just this. I wouldn't consider it very accurate for locating the physical location of an IP address. It is nice to follow the hops through the network but traceroute will do this also. Mad props for making it web based. It's in my bookmarks now.

  • John L Carter
    March 15, 2009 1:15 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure his last name is Ouimet, pronounced We=met.