Traceroute: Ping on steroids
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But Internet developers figured out a very clever way to use the - "Time To
Live" - facility to discover the route that a packet takes through the
routers constituting the worldwide
Internet as it works its way to a destination. The most common network
diagnostic tool that takes
advantage of this clever technique is named "traceroute", for which every
popular modern operating system includes a free implementation.
Like the "ping" command, traceroute is best entered as a command line from a DOS window, and the address of a remote (destination) computer is included in the command.