Re: How pinging works
Honestly, that seems very trial and error. It only took me 10 ISP's to get to my destination. I know things go fast but with the massive number of computers out there, how did it not go to 100 or 1000 ISP's, if it's mostly guessing at where the Google server is? Are the routers that they visit along the way, are they servers that keep websites up? So, hosting company computers? I guess I could look at each individually to find that out.
Also, is it relative to how close you are to your destination? If I camped right outside Google building would I get there in 5 ISP's or 2?