How to get traceroute/Trace Path in Windows, Linux, and macOS

How to get TraceRoute/Trace Path in Windows, Linux, and macOS

The “traceroute” program contains a client interface to ICMP. Like the “ping” program,  Most of the time “traceroute” can help user to identify network connectivity & latency related issues. Traceroute  is used by a user to verify an end-to-end Internet Path connectivity, It also provides information on each of the Intermediate Systems/Hop (i.e. IP routers) to be found along the IP Path from the sender (Source) to the receiver (Destinition).

Steps for running traceroute in Windows 

Step 1 – Open the command prompt

Step 2 – Go to Start > Run

Step 3 – Type cmd and press the Enter key

After clicking on the Command Prompt, it will open a window like this.

Step 4 – Now type the command tracert hostname (eg. www.google.com or any destination IP)


Steps for running traceroute on a Linux

Step 1 – Login to your Linux server.

How to get traceroute in linux

Step 2 – Now type the command tracert hostname (eg. www.google.com or any destination IP)

How to get traceroute in linux

Steps for running traceroute on a Mac

Step 1 – Navigate to Go > Utilities

Step 2 – Find Terminal

Step 3 – In the terminal window, enter the command: traceroute hostname

Note: Traceroute may take time depending upon the number of hops between Source & destination.

Shridhar

Shridhar is a Network Engineer at RackBank Datacenters Pvt. Ltd.

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