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054 - traceroute

If you are having problems connecting to your site or accessing your site's services, "traceroute" is to make sure there isn't a connectivity problem. A traceroute shows the route you take over the internet to reach your site or servers. Information on what routers or back-bone providers you pass through can help you diagnose the problem.

Example:

  • In the new terminal window, type the following command: "traceroute -n -w30 yourdomainname.com".
  • You get something similar to the following:

bash$ traceroute -n -w30 yourdomainname.com
traceroute to yourdomainname.com (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1  10.23.21.1  2.377 ms  1.895 ms  1.305 ms
2  192.168.1.1  3.215 ms  3.277 ms  3.136 ms
3  207.205.249.1  38.945 ms  39.932 ms  47.581 ms
4  207.205.249.254  42.454 ms  40.777 ms  41.213 ms
5  207.238.204.1  42.051 ms  41.751 ms  103.602 ms
6  156.130.182.89  43.974 ms  44.434 ms  45.373 ms
7  151.61.105.150  46.038 ms  44.47 ms  50.557 ms
8  151.61.107.238  45.388 ms  44.655 ms  43.802 ms
9  151.61.2.124  45.451 ms  45.969 ms  91.765 ms

Windows Operationg System:

  • Click on the "Start" menu and select "Run command"
  • Type "cmd" (XP/2k/NT) or "command" (95/98/Me) and hit enter. A command window will come up.
  • Type the following command in the commmand window: "tracert -d -w 30 yourdomainname.com" .

c:\> tracert -d -w 30 yourdomainname.com
Tracing route to 11.1.0.1 over a maximum of 30 hops
---------------------------------------------------
1      2 ms       3 ms       2 ms      157.54.48.1
2     75 ms      83 ms      88 ms      11.1.0.67
3     73 ms      79 ms      93 ms      11.1.0.1
Trace complete.

 

Linux:


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