traceroute vs tracert
traceroute is the command used in MacOS and Linux OS, while
tracert is the command used in Windows OS. They both have the same functionality and will return the same data.
traceroute vs ping
ping are used for troubleshooting network issues, but there are various differences between traceroute and ping:
pingsends a packet to a particular IP address and wait for a reply to check if the address is valid or not.
traceroutesends packets of data, with increasing TTL gradually, to trace the exact hops taken to reach a host.
Other commands used for troubleshooting network issues:
ping- Used to check whether a particular IP address is valid or not.
netstat- Used to check the network connections for TCP, routing tables, and other network protocol statistics.
pathping- Used to locate spots that have network latency and network loss. This command combines the functionality of
nslookup- Used for querying the DNS to obtain the mapping between a domain name and the IP address.