mtr-command

Instead of Traceroute use this: mtr

mrt is a very useful Linux command line utility for diagnosing networking problems. It’s basically of a combination of ping and traceroute in one.  It’s best feature is to show an average traceroute over a period of time.  You might already have it installed, but if you don’t you can with these commands.

Ubuntu/Debian

apt-get install mtr-tiny

Redhat/CentOS

yum install mtr

MacOS (with homebrew)

$ brew install mtr

Basic Options

-r – short for report

-w – shot entire host names

–no-dns – show ips only, don’t do hostname lookups on the ips

–c 100 – run continuous for 100 pings.  Recommended for better a better  average.

Testing Network Quality

mtr -rw -c 10 google.com

Start: Mon Nov 14 01:56:34 2016
HOST: util Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev
1.|– 45.55.128.253 0.0% 10 0.3 0.9 0.3 5.6 1.5
2.|– 138.197.248.48 0.0% 10 0.3 0.9 0.3 3.5 0.7
3.|– 162.243.188.255 0.0% 10 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.0
4.|– 216.239.50.108 0.0% 10 1.4 2.2 1.4 9.5 2.4
5.|– 209.85.253.111 0.0% 10 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.1 0.0
6.|– lga25s40-in-f14.1e100.net 0.0% 10 1.8 1.9 1.8 2.0 0.0

Official MTR website.

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