How to read Traceroute results

How to read Traceresults results.

When you run traceroute, it will return a table that contains the round trip time of the 3 packets in each hop. There are 5 columns in a traceroute result:

  • Hop number- This is the first column that show the number of hop along the route to the target.
  • Round trip time- This is the second, third and fourth column that shows the time it takes for the round trip time of the 3 packets. By default, traceroute sends 3 packets.
  • IP Address- This is the fifth column that shows the IP address of the router.

Traceroute read results table with notes