- a view in my log file / 2003-06-16
Real? Faked referrer? Who knows...
- in a magazine called "Technical Support" / 2003-09-17
TEXT OF SEPT 2003 TECHNICAL SUPPORT magazine article-Jim
When it comes to displaying traceroutes in insightful ways,
3d Traceroute is in a class by itself. It's no slouch at gathering
[...] But additional thoughtful statistics make this program
stand-out, such as the range of deviation in time on a given
hop, as well as geographic location (latitude and longitude)
if available, and ASN numbers, which can be looked-up via
a contextual menu item.
[...] Truly, I can't think of a Pinging need that cannot
be accomplished with 3D Traceroute.
[...] I did encounter a few bugs in pop-up windows that would
not close, but to the authors credit these usually generated
a bug report and clearly the author is committed to making
this a successful product. Recovery from bugs was impressively
robust, and the program never crashed.
[...] The built-in tools for analyzing connectivity are remarkable
enough, but 3d Traceroute shines in providing time-saving
visual cues for busy administrators, and the fact that it
is entirely free makes it a true must-have application. The
best shareware is so good that you feel guilty using it for
no charge, and this is that kind of software. If you use it,
donate some money to the author, then you won't feel guilty.
-Jim Justen, Technical Support Magazine.
[...] are ellipsis I include to shorten it a bit. Not distorting.
|(not public online)
- in TechRepublic / 2003-03-27
"Take a graphical look at the Net with 3d Traceroute"
I got mails about "Server is down!?" Whats up there?
It happend again: Flooded by downloaders, killing my poor
innocent web server with their requests, beginning with 2
GB in some hours, about 7 GB traffic after two days.
The reason? Greg Shultz wrote a fine article, leading through
the basics of 3d Traceroute and some of the technical backgrounds.
And the people liked it.
Take a graphical look at the Net with 3d Traceroute
- in TechTV 'The Screen Savers', US / 2002-09-24
Wow. I woke up, some times later not on purpose checked
the logs and saw a 2,5 GB peak generated in 5 hours. Am I
still dreaming? Tracing down the orginator was quickly done,
3d Traceroute was on TV, on TechTV.
It ended at 6,7 GB that day, 1,8 GB the next day.
Free Download of the Day: 3D Traceroute
- Featured in Computer Bild 19/2002 / 2002-09-09
On page 128 3d Traceroute had a full page sized article.
Some photos, mainly a german 'how to' about some functions.
Caused an nonmeasurable change in download numbers. They
didn't mention my name or website once.
The Computer Bild is a bi-weekly 'newspaper' style magazin
sold in Germany, 1,50 €. They state to print 886 719
copys (IVW II/2002) and to have 3,95 Mio. readers (AWA 2002).
- Weekly Highlight at WebAttack
Webattack had it on the front page:
Free! A 3D traceroute program that allows you to visually
monitor internet connectivity.
This beamed 3D Traceroute to their TOP 3 of freeware programs.
And my monthly download doubled to about 10.500.
- Google / 2002-08-19
3d Traceroute is hit 18, if you search for 'traceroute' at Google...
(the hit number varies)
- Lineage Japan/ 2002-08-19
This caused some traffic and I have no clue what they
are talking about...
- auf Buch-CD: mein erstes Netzwerk / 2002-07-19
mein erstes Netzwerk, Peter Klau, bhv-Verlag, ISBN 3-8266-8074-X
|3D-Traceroute ist ein ausgezeichnetes Tool zur visuellen Überwachung
der Internet-Verbindung. Das Programm bietet einen attraktive
und schnell geladene Oberfläche mit vielen Funktionen.
Die 3D-Diagramme können abwechselnd rotiert, gezommt oder
in vielen anderen Optionen dargestellt werden. Alle Ergebnisse
werden für die Feinrecherche aufgezeichnet. Außerdem
bietet 3D-Traceroute viele statistische Angaben.
- in LangaList Newsletter / 2002-03-21
2) Slick and FREE 3-D Visual Trace Route Tool
This traceroute tool *is* very slick, visual, and 3-D.
Read the entire thing here.
This caused 4.8 GB traffic for that day followed by 1.3 GB next day...
- at WebAttack / 2001-11-01
I just noticed
that it went up from 4 stars to 5 stars. Means "Excellent".
Good move, ppl. at WebAttack. :-)
Sidenote: I got some stats from WebAttack. They generated about 2,600
downloads till 2001-11-01.
- at WebAttack / 2001-06-10
WebAttack about WebAttack: "The world's largest collection
of Internet Tools"
Got (4 of 5). Means
About their rating: The 3 star rating is our standard rating for good,
- at NONAGS / 2001-06-08
NONAGS about NONAGS: "We do not list anything other
than 100% real freeware."
Got a (6 seems
to be best, 4 is the worst I found. So 5 is not that good.:-)
- at FileForum and BetaNews / 2001-07-25
||Placed into the "Windows Files: Internet:
When I got note of that (2002-01-02, thanks Eddie) i had 231
downloads, one vote and impressing 5 points out of 5 from this
- at "Lockergnome" / 2001-07-17
Mentioned in their weekly and daily newsletter
(Server rock, again, 2,3 GB traffic the first
- at FileFlash
- at Datafull
- at "Windows Forest" / 2001-05-29
A webzine about Windows online software at Impress Corporation,
See it at:
(to translate use babelfish.altavista.com)
Server Rock: this caused 1,8 GB traffic in two days...
Listed in Windows-Forest-Library:
- at Yahoo! Japan (due to "Windows Forest")
- at Goo (due to "Windows Forest")
- at "betabites" / 2001-05-26
3DTr has been twice on the newsticker.
- tucows declined to list 3d Traceroute
Read the message:
Dear Software Author:
Thank you for submitting your software for evaluation. We appreciate
the time you have taken to let us know about your program. Unfortunately,
after reviewing your application, we have decided that it does
not meet our current needs.
At this time we do not provide detailed review information about
the submissions. For further information regarding our review process,
please refer to http://www.tucows.com/rating.html
Funny thing is: if you click on their link, you get a 404-Page-Not-Found-Error
So much about what they need and their quality standards. I wet my
- Cnet declined, too / 2001-05-??
Read the message:
Thanks for writing to CNET.
The Download.com software library contains only those beta releases
are stable and functional enough for distribution to end users.
determined that the beta program you submitted does not meet these
criteria, and unfortunately we must decline to include it in our
library. Please feel free to resubmit your program once it
is out of