Python Script for Colorizing Traceroute Output (apologies for top-post)
roy at panix.com
Sat Nov 17 19:38:53 CET 2012
In article <mailman.3774.1353175657.27098.python-list at python.org>,
wrw at mac.com wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2012, at 10:04 AM, Jordan Bylsma <jordan.bylsma1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking into writing a python script that colorizes particular hops
> > when using traceroute. Anyone run across something like this? I don't think
> > it would be extremely difficult to write but some example code would help.
> > Basically particular hops in traceroute output would match a table as
> > either a router, firewall or layer 3 switch and be colorized accordingly.
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> Don't forget that most firewalls don't decrement) the time-to-live number,
> and unless you REALLY know what to look for, are invisible.
Interesting. If the firewall doesn't decrement TTL (a particular nasty
thing to do, and thus completely expected of a firewall) what REALLY
knowledge would enable you to detect its presence in a traceroute
printout at all?
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