traceroute <host> icmp-echo
Displays the route that packets take to a network host.
- Explicitly force IPv4 traceouting. By default, the program will try to resolve the name given, and choose the appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving a host name returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, traceroute will use IPv4.
- Explicitly force IPv6 traceouting. By default, the program will try to resolve the name given, and choose the appropriate protocol automatically. If resolving a host name returns both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, traceroute will use IPv6.
- A host that is the destination for the trace. The host is specified as a name (if DNS is being used on the network), as an IPv4 or IPv6 address, or as a MAC address (format h:h:h:h:h:h:h:h).
- Uses ICMP echo for the traceroute probe.
- The following entries are options. Multiple options can be included on the same command line.
- Performs AS path lookups in routing registries and print results directly after the corresponding addresses.
- Bypasses the normal routing tables and send directly to a host on an attached network. If the host is not on a directly-attached network, an error is returned. This option can be used to ping a local host through an interface that has no route through it.
- Enables socket level debugging.
- first-ttl value
- Specifies the first time-to-live value. Defaults to 1.
- gateway address
- Routes the request through a specified gateway.
- Shows ICMP extensions (rfc4884). The general form is CLASS/TYPE: followed by a hexadecimal dump.
- interface value
- Specifies the interface that the device must use for traceroute requests.
- interval value
- Specifies the time in seconds between traceroute requests from the device.
- max-ttl value
- Specifies the maximum number of hops for the probe.
- Does not fragment the probe packets.
- num-queries number
- Specifies the number of probe packets per hop. The default is 3.
- port number
- For UDP tracing, specifies the destination port base traceroute will use (the destination port number will be incremented by each probe). For ICMP tracing, specifies the initial icmp sequence value (incremented by each probe too). For TCP specifies just the (constant) destination port to connect.
- seq-queries number
- Specifies the number of sequential probe packets.
- source-addr host
- Specifies an alternative source host by hostname, IPv4 address, or MAC address.
- Uses TCP SYN for the probes.
- tos value
- Marks the packets with the specified Type of Service (TOS) value.
- Displays the timestamp during ping output.
- wait-time value
- Specifies the time (seconds) to wait for a response from the probe. Default is 5 seconds.
Use this command to perform a “traceroute” operation for a network host. This operation uses the IP protocol time-to-live (TTL) field and attempts to elicit an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) TIME_EXCEEDED response from each gateway along the path to a host to track the route that a set of packets follows. It attempts to trace the route an IP packet follows to an Internet host by launching User Datagram Protocol (UDP) probe packets with a small time to live, then listening for an ICMP “Time exceeded” reply from a gateway.
The following example illustrates a traceroute to google.com using ICMP echo for the traceroute probe.
vyatta@vyatta# traceroute google.com icmp-echo traceroute to google.com (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 gateway.attlocal.net (10.0.6.1) 0.512 ms 0.510 ms 0.507 ms 2 75-25-153-214.uvs.sntcca.sbcglobal.net (188.8.131.52) 3.175 ms 3.194 ms 3.194 ms 3 76-198-128-2.lightspeed.mtvwca.sbcglobal.net (184.108.40.206) 24.351 ms 25.192 ms 25.201 ms 4 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 26.644 ms 27.905 ms 27.910 ms 5 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 28.728 ms 32.328 ms 32.335 ms 6 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 68.186 ms 67.898 ms 67.853 ms 7 * * * 8 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 25.336 ms 26.631 ms 27.460 ms 9 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 26.151 ms 26.620 ms 27.186 ms 10 nuq04s18-in-f9.1e100.net (188.8.131.52) 27.531 ms 24.783 ms 24.752 ms