Friday, July 13, 2007

more trace route command alternatives

Here are alternatives on tracing a host or IP address. Basically, these linux commands print every hops taken going to a particular host or ip address - routes.

Am going to use as the host we want to trace.

# trace

Basically prints the trace hops going to host

# traceroute

# tracepath

does tracing with MTUs discovery, and for IPv6

# tracepath6

# mtr

mtr uses the combination of traceroute and ping commands and shows more details such as packet loss,average/best/last and more latency stats.

You can make use of other advanced command line parameter these commands support.


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