What Happened to Your Browser When You Get Rickrolled

What happens to your browser when you get Rickrolled? Carlos Bueno visualized 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.

Created using Packet Flight: github.com/aristus/packet-flight

Each flying circle represents a network packet. The small green ones are control packets: ACK, SYN, etc. The larger blue ones are data packets.

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

Your browser's no stranger to TCP/IP. It knows the rules and so does YouTube: Link [embedded Vimeo clip]

Previously on Neatorama: 10 Neat Facts About ... Rick Astley!

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