MTR: traceroute tool for both Windows and 🐧 Linux

MTR: traceroute tool for both Windows and 🐧 Linux

Summary:

MTR is a traceroute tool that tests the network connections or path between your physical location and your hosting server.

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.

Ubuntu/Debian:

sudo apt-get install mtr

CentOS/Fedora:

yum install mtr

Once it is installed, you can call it by typing:

mtr pcx3.com

MTR on Windows

For MTR test on Windows you will need to install WinMTR, you can download it here.

Once installed, start WinMTR.

  1. In the Host field, enter the domain name or IP address that you want to trace and press the start button.
  2. Let it run for 30 seconds or more then hit the stop button.
  3. Copy or export the result in text or HTML format
Written by
Stefan Pejcic
Join the discussion

I enjoy constructive responses and professional comments to my posts, and invite anyone to comment or link to my site.