What Is Traceroute Command In Linux And How To Use It?

The “traceroute” command in Linux is used for troubleshooting purposes, and to reveal the path a test data packet travels between the originating test equipment and the destination equipment.

The output path prints a list of routers and other equipment and their IP addresses. If the packet reached the destination, then the path is complete between original and destination equipment.

Some of the tests done prints an asterisk in some of the lines, which means the router is not revealing its IP, or there may be another problem.

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