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Traceroute Basics

Sep 20, 2018, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Congleton)

Traceroute finds the path network packets take between your computer and a destination. That destination could be a website, server, or another machine on your network. If you can send network packets to it, you can test the path with traceroute. It's a helpful tool for understanding how data flows through a network.

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