MTR - a network diagnostic tool

Just came across a tool called "mtr" , it expands to "My trace Route"


mtr combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping programs in 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.

To install : sudo apt-get install mtr

After installing just , type in "mtr" in terminal to run and see the o/p for your local host.

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