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?
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. 184.108.40.206 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
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.
So, tracepath is most suitable option to your question if taking in account that you used as a reference a native software (tracert).
Something that worth to mention is that tracepath is in the standard installation package of Ubuntu. Hence, if you are a Ubuntu lover, you may consider learning it instead of traceroute or mtr.
mtr, in the other hand is widely used by collocation providers because additional features that may be very useful while tracking problems, while traceroute has a very suggestive name that is easy to remember.