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Because I just got soda all over my current one…

One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. 


And yes, I know that I’m being cruel here and I shouldn’t make fun of the kids ignorance, but he is SO proud of his new discovery and is so wrong in his interpretation of what actually is going on…




For my non net-savvy readers: The “tracert” command lists the route that packets take from the local computer to a remote computer.  So if I want to find out what path a packet takes from my computer to, I would issue “tracert”.  This can be extremely helpful when troubleshooting networking problems.  Unfortunately the young man in the video had a rather different opinion of what the command did.

  • This kids woefully poor concept of the IP stack is beyond a joke.

    As for his terrible interpretation of the "Tracer T" output....

    Perhaps MicroSoft will offer him a position as Stephen Toulouse's senior security consultant.

  • I almost feel bad... almost

  • Hahaha -- I'm voting for troll.  He had me going, though, right up until the spiel about sharing the last two digits.  But really, some of this is just surreal -- nobody's this dumb:

    "You can't do it without having an internet connection."

    "If anyone's familiar with CMD, they'll know this."

    "Ten people are currently using google, and LOOKING AT IT."

    "The last two digits stand for IP server connection number."

    "All these guys, I can't view it, because my connection's not as good as theirs."

    "Dallas18, that's obviously his username or something."

    Either he made this up or his dad/big bro decided to have some fun with him during a Q&A session.  Either way, this is the product of a twisted imagination and sense of humor.

  • It funny, tracert is extensively used by us...

  • My God, I'm crying.

  • This wannabe know-it-all not-quite-nerd epitomizes the problem with the internet, and especially YouTube. Any dumbass can post anything they like.  I feel bad that I actually even watched this piece of crap and added to the view count. Someone sent me the link and said it was funny. It's not funny it's just stupid and sad.  And only being 12 or 13 years old is no excuse for posting retardations. (I am a mother to two teenagers, so I'm not just talking out my ass)  You're a douchebag of the first order no matter what age you are if you post something under the guise of being educational, and you don't bother to educate yourself first. The kid obviously knows how to spell Google and "tracer-t".  He deserves all the heckling he gets...maybe he'll actually learn something from it.

  • Yeah, tracer T is pretty powerful and useful.  But I have heard they just released a newer version - tracer X!  Supposed to run circles around the old version.  Anyone know a L33T 0-day warez site where I can download it???

    LMAO  Seriously though, I am still suspicious about how real that vid is... I mean, even if he really did get it THAT wrong, I think someone would have clued him in long before he would have gotten around to making a HOW-TO vid about it, right?

  • Meanwhile, i saw at YouTube same kid doing a game by C# editor.

  • yeah the kid was good and i guess he must have got lots of subscribers.

  • Poor, poor child. One way to resolve would be to enter it that way into your local hosts table with the correct address. Of course then it would resolve to the correct address assuming the correct address is assigned in the hosts table. While I haven't tried this it should work.

  • Hey guys,

    Keep in mind that this video is now almost 2 years old.

    "IP Connection Server" - That's rich!

  • OMG WHAT AN IDIOT!!!! this is another reason why parents need to keep kids off the computers!

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