Tag: Traceroute command

Traceroute command

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If you want to know everything about the traceroute command, you came to the right place. Here you will learn what is it, why to use it and how.

Traceroute command explained

Traceroute command, just like the rest of the popular network commands, is a simple small software with command-line interface (CLI) and comes built-in on most Linux distros, BSD distros and even macOS.

It is easy to understand its purpose, to trace the route of a query, from your computer, through all the routers (hops) on the way, to the target that you set.

The result will be data on each hop (host name and IP address), showing if the packets of data arrive and after what amount of time, and which was the next hop.

Traceroute options for Windows, Linux, and macOS