Researchers ping through first full 'Internet census' in 25 years

Fellow NW blogger Paul McNamara writes:

No door-to-door canvassing here: This census involved the direction of some 3 billion pings toward 2.8 million allocated Internet addresses from three machines over the course of two months.

And, oddly enough, the researchers say their project - designed to help predict future trends and improve ‘Net security - received data-presentation advice from an unexpected source: a comic strip, albeit one fittingly made popular by the Web.

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