Introducing Traceroute


Introducing Traceroute

Traceroute displays the route that data packets take to a host computer. Data is rarely delivered directly between source and destination computers, but often takes a series of hops through intermediary machines. This delivery process is called routing, and it is normally transparent. Each packet contains receiver and sender addresses, as well as other information that makes routing possible.

Traceroute is primarily a diagnostic tool for system administrators.

Related Topics

Tracing the Route to a Host

Setting Tracing Options