How Traceroute Works (Building a Movie Scene 'Trace' Map) - Computerphile
For months Bustednuckles website has been really slow to load images, especially gifs. Since I don't have any trouble with most websites and he seems to have some traffic, I figured there must be some kind of snafu/clog/bottleneck in between here and there, so I started digging and found a program called traceroute. Tried it on a couple of sites and everything seems hunky dory. Go back to Bustednuckles and everything is now working fine. Could it be that a few simple internet commands caused a confused router to straighten up and fly right? Who knows? And since it seems to be fixed, we might never know, unless it happens again. We shall see.