What Happens When You Ping 4 Million IP Addresses


What happens when you ping 4 million IP Addresses? You find out about the internet's habits around the world. That is exactly what Dr. John Heidemann at USC's Information Sciences Institute did and his research team found out that the internet does indeed sleep. We published their findings a few weeks ago but we decided to dive deep with Dr. Heidemann and discuss what some of his findings mean especially to regulatory agencies like the FCC. His team released the first modern day internet census in 2006 and he shares some insight into what the internet of today and the internet of 2006 differs. Next time you see him ask him if his data can predict earthquakes? Check out the interview.

If Your Country's Internet Sleeps It Means Your GDP is Low

"We have been working on probing the internet for some time...we started in 2003 and released the first Internet census in 2006...we probed the entire IPv4 space."

"This previous work led us to study internet outages and that led to how the internet sleeps"

"This is interesting to policy makers like the FCC, who is trying to develop an "internet is always on" policy(for the U.S.)"


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