October 7th, 2004, 12:13 PM
I'm in my final year at uni and for my project I would like to write a basic tracer programme (as basic as it can be). This is with the intention that I could then visualise the path the data takes to travel between the 2 campus's via a OS map, (hopefully if the uni will give me the information I need).
I'm not amazing at programming, i can hold my own with a bit of effort but have only really programmed in pascal, so I was looking for some tutorials on how this could be done but cannot find any, or some source code to have a look at.
Does any one know where I could find these?
Also can a tracer programe be ran via a web page?
Any ideas or help would be much appreciated as im struggling.
October 7th, 2004, 12:26 PM
What exactly will you be tracing?
Do you mean a network trace like traceroute?
If so, take a look at any of the Open Source OSs. Ping and traceroute are the commands you'll need. Most of it is written in C though.
Here's the source from FreeBSD:
Have a look at http://www.samspade.org for a webinterface to traceroute.
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October 7th, 2004, 02:09 PM
if you port the code to java then yes it can be run on a webpage. www.maththinking.com/boat/ will give you a bunch of resources on writing code. Online books that is.
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