The Traceroute tool allows you to see how packets
travel in the Internet: it shows the path taken by packets between Fifi.Org and any other given host:
- Host name:
The machine name (eg. www.fifi.org) or an IP address
(eg. 127.0.0.1) to probe.
- Traces count:
The number of packet probes to send to the above host. More probes
will yield increased accuracy, but the trace will take longer to
- Resolve host names:
Whether or not you want to find the names of the machines on the
Traceroute can only determine the IP addresses of the hosts on the path.
By checking the Resolve host names box, Traceroute will try to find out which name matches
the address. Some hosts have no names, and might still be shown as IP
addresses, even if this option is active.
Once the trace is complete, you get an ordered list of hosts along with
the number of times they answered, and how fast they answered to the