Nicolas Mesa

Dad, husband, geek

How Does Traceroute Work

In this post, we take a look at how the traceroute command works. traceroute is a utility command that prints the route (or hops) that a packet takes to reach another host. We start with an example of traceroute. Then we go through what happened behind the scenes. Finally, we run the traceroute command one more time while sniffing the traffic with tcpdump. Traceroute example Let’s look at an example: Read more →