MTR is a traceroute tool that tests the network connections or path between your physical location and your hosting server. Combining the functionality of ping and traceroute, mtr allows you to constantly poll a remote server and see how the latency and performance changes over time.
MTR on Linux
MTR is not installed by default on most systems. On Linux you can get it by typing the following commands.
sudo apt-get install mtr
yum install mtr
Once it is installed, you can call it by typing:
MTR on Windows
For MTR test on Windows you will need to install WinMTR, you can download it here.
Once installed, start WinMTR.
- In the Host field, enter the domain name or IP address that you want to trace and press the start button.
- Let it run for 30 seconds or more then hit the stop button.
- Copy or export the result in text or HTML format