What Are Traceroutes? | Obkio

What Are Traceroutes? | Obkio

Aug 19, 2020

What are Traceroutes and how exactly do they help you troubleshoot network problems?

Traceroute is the most popular tool that network engineers use to troubleshoot network problems.

It was invented in 1987 and is still highly relevant today.

As its name suggests, the main purpose of a traceroute is to trace the IP route from a source to a destination inside an IP network.

It shows users the round-trip latency from the source to each of the routers.

Traceroute commands are available on almost any host.

On Windows there is the tracert.exe command, and on Linux and MacOS, the traceroute command.

There are other free and commercial software that do traceroutes such as the Obkio Agent.

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Learn more about Traceroutes in our article on "What Are Traceroutes and How Do They Work?" https://obkio.com/blog/traceroutes-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-work/