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MTR and WinMTR

MTR (My traceroute; originally Matt’s traceroute) is a free and open source Linux utility that combines the functionality of both traceroute and ping, and as such is a more sophisticated tool (go here to brush up on your knowledge of these two commands). Not only does MTR reveal each hop between your host and a destination (as traceroute does), but it also sends a sequence of ICMP ECHO requests to each hop to determine the quality of the link (like ping). Simultaneously it displays running statistics about each hop. MTR supports both IPv4 and IPv6.

The simple command syntax for MTR is mtr [options] [target]. The range of options for MTR is described below.

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Written by Doug Vitale

January 3, 2012 at 10:18 PM

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