TraceRoute shows you the route (path) that was used to connect you to the IP address or hostname.
You can perform a traceRoute in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and above by opening the “Start” menu to find the search field. Type in “CMD” and press enter. Command prompt should display a black box in which you can type the command “tracert domain.com”. Replace domain.com with your domain name or IP address.
To perform a trace route in Mac you need to open Terminal. You can open Terminal by going to “Applications” in finder, then “Utilities” and double clicking on “Terminal”. Once open, type in “traceroute domain.com” replacing domain.com with your domain name or IP address.
To perform a trace route in Linux open Terminal and type in “traceroute domain.com” replacing domain.com with your domain name or IP address. If you do not have trace route installed you may need to install it. For example in Ubuntu the command to install trace route is “sudo apt-get install traceroute”.
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