mtr: Linux / Unix Network Diagnostic Tool – Best Of Terminal Apps

by on December 11, 2012 · 0 comments· LAST UPDATED December 11, 2012

Fig.08: mtr in action

mtr combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping programs in a single network diagnostic tool.

As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and HOSTNAME. by sending packets with purposly low TTLs. It continues to send packets with low TTL, noting the response time of the intervening routers. This allows mtr to print the response percentage and response times of the internet route to HOSTNAME. A sudden increase in packetloss or response time is often an indication of a bad (or simply overloaded) link.

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