Finding the network path to a specific host

In order to find a traffic path to a specific host I suggest using traceroute (tracert utility on Windows OS) utility. By running a traceroute you will see how the traffic travels between your workstation (or server) to the remote host you are tracerouting.

On the linux platform, simply enter

traceroute www.thehostuwanttotraceroute.com

on windows OS (from the DOS command line shell):

tracert www.thehostuwanttotraceroute.com

You can also turn off the hostname resolving, -d on the Windows, -n in Linux Shell.


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