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Why did I think of that?
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a browser that tells you just exactly WTF is going on
a browser that says clearly, after you have hit the enter
key, instead of "waiting...", something like the
"your request was received by...
-the keyboard (and if this is last thing on the list call
5551212 for a new motherboard)
-the motherboard ( and if this is last thing on
the list call
5551212 for a new port)
-the port (etc)
-the other server
||[marked-for-deletion] Widely known to exist. It's
called traceroute. If you can type the command, it
was received by the motherboard, and if you can't, the
computer has no way of knowing anyway.
||more than a bit vague about what you're trying to do here. Yes, the running commentary, on Firefox at least, is still pretty dodgy - perhaps an addon of some sort. You realize that the browser normally has no idea as to what's happening in between it and the site though, don't you ?
||If you interpose a Linux machine between the
local network and the router, not only can it
be used as a highly effective active tap to tell
you Who's Doing What To Whom, And With
What, but it's also an excellent way of
implementing a firewall.
||[Suggested-for-deletion], Widely Known To
Exist and Baked.