tracert is a command in MS-DOS command prompt to trace the route to an IP Address. Is there any command in the Gnome Terminal equivalent to this?
Install the traceroute package via terminal by running:
sudo apt-get install traceroute
After that, type this in the terminal:
traceroute [ip/web-site domain]
you can also use web-sites as well:
As an alternative to traceroute, you might use mtr, it's like traceroute on steroids.
From the package description:
mtr combines the functionality of the 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs in a single network diagnostic tool.
As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and a user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence ICMP ECHO requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each machine.
mtr-tiny is compiled without support for X and conserves disk space.
To install it:
sudo apt-get install mtr-tiny
My traceroute [v0.71] example.lan Sun Mar 25 00:07:50 2007 Packets Pings Hostname %Loss Rcv Snt Last Best Avg Worst 1. example.lan 0% 11 11 1 1 1 2 2. ae-31-51.ebr1.Chicago1.Level3.n 19% 9 11 3 1 7 14 3. ae-1.ebr2.Chicago1.Level3.net 0% 11 11 7 1 7 14 4. ae-2.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.ne 19% 9 11 19 18 23 31 5. ae-1.ebr1.Washington1.Level3.ne 28% 8 11 22 18 24 30 6. ge-3-0-0-53.gar1.Washington1.Le 0% 11 11 18 18 20 36 7. 220.127.116.11 0% 10 10 19 19 19 19 8. t-3-1.bas1.re2.yahoo.com 0% 10 10 19 18 32 106 9. p25.www.re2.yahoo.com 0% 10 10 19 18 19 19
tracepath perform this task. They are executable programs installed in Unix systems (somewhere in
/sbin/ -- the last two are not in the PATH for a normal user, only for root). They are independent of any terminal package.
I believe this has changed. You no longer type the traceroute command line with the "ip/website url" configuration. Instead you will need to type:
traceroute <websiteinquestion.com (org, net, gov, whatever)>
I don't know why this has been simplified but after attempting to find a solution as to why Hulu.com was freezing up on me it was suggested to try a
traceroute command. On a hunch I tried it with just the domain name and extension and it worked perfectly.