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Old 01-26-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Windows Users, to see just how many machines your information traverses, follow these steps:

1) On your computer, click Start, then Run
2) Type "cmd" and click "OK" (or press Enter)
3) Type this in exactly: tracert
4) Press Enter

I found the above on FAQ's of '' .
How do I this in my FC5 Linux?

It didn't accept the command 'cmd'

[Nissanka@c83-250-99-43 ~]$ cmd
bash: cmd: command not found
[Nissanka@c83-250-99-43 ~]$
Old 01-26-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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cmd is just how you open a command prompt from the "run" dialog in Windows. You're already at a command prompt in the bash shell in linux. I would guess that tracert is the equivalent to traceroute
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Yes it is. It tells you (in Windows (tracert) and in Linux (traceroute)) how many hops you traverse to get to a site or ip address. It can also tell you where the signal stops and you can then diagnose where a problem lies - with your network or with your ISP or with someone else.


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