Anatomy of a RickRoll

I swear this takes you a really neat video. Honest.

Packet Flight: RickRoll @ 12X

This is a visualization of the network packets of a YouTube video, slowed down 12 times. You can clearly see the handshake, some odd client/server negotiation, and the full ramp-up.

The data is from a real tcpdump of the first 4 seconds of Rick Astley’s music video.