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Old 01-10-2019, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Kiray
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Default How pinging works

So I'm looking at a youtube video that mentioned traceroute or tracert and I tried it out on google. I'm trying to understand why does your ping have to go through a bunch of routers to get to google computer. Are they all google routers set up with firewalls or something? What are those routers there for and what dictates that my ping must go through them? Is it internet suppliers? Why can't I just go straight to the google computer?

I'm trying to see the big picture here. Sorry I'm very new to all this.

Thanks in advance,
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