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Old 01-19-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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Traceroute, tracert???


Hi,

This is probably a silly question. I am using Linux and need to do the equivelent of a windows "tracert". I thought the Unix command was "traceroute" but it doesnt seem to work. I was wondering if anybody could tell me what it is?
Thanks,
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Old 01-19-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
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It is traceroute ....

If it "doesn't work" it's either not in your path,
or not installed.

And, btw, it's the other way round ... MS "borrowed"
the name from Unix, and butchered it to fit the 8.3
naming conventions ....



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Old 01-19-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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It is traceroute. You may not have it installed for some reason, or it may not be in your path.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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Got it working, thanks. Just wasn't installed.

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And, btw, it's the other way round ... MS "borrowed"
the name from Unix, and butchered it to fit the 8.3
naming conventions ....
I did know that but phrased the question wrong i suppose
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:59 PM   #5
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I am having the same problem and can't find anywhere to download it from. Will it be on my Mandrake 9.1 distro?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 11:22 AM   #6
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try doing a 'su -', sometimes it's installed in sbin
 
Old 04-30-2004, 06:46 AM   #7
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Okay, that works thanks. Do you know how I can get the IP Address of a site?
 
Old 04-30-2004, 10:23 AM   #8
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do a dig

example: dig www.google.com

or easier, you can just ping it
 
Old 05-01-2004, 05:52 PM   #9
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what do you mean by doing a dig? I tried checking the properties of a link found in google. Did not get it's IP address. If you mean searching the net for how to find a websites IP with Linux then, by the time I get the info I want after browsing sites that have non relevant info, I will have grey hair.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:57 PM   #10
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dig is a command. Start a terminal session, then enter: dig www.google.com
dig stands for Domain Information Groper.

For more info: man dig

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