Saturday, July 9, 2011

mtr oneliner: better than tracert sometimes

Another really quick on since I have two research papers to start .
A good tool for testing network link(s) is mtr. Check out the man page on your favorite linux machine or on the net.

mtr google.com

or, to use only IPv4 and skip DNS resolution on each hop:
mtr 4 --no-dns google.com

or, if you want to do the same thing but see how fast you can get into trouble at work or home:
mtr 4 --no-dns playboy.com