Missing Traceroute

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by untypoed, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. untypoed macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2010
    Everytime I do a traceroute.. any website.. It takes twice as long as it should because I wait for the next jump to go through it's "* * *". Watch:

    traceroute: Warning: apple.com has multiple addresses; using
    traceroute to apple.com (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 ( 2.489 ms 1.664 ms 1.973 ms
    2 * * *

    I always have to wait for it to get pass "2" which slows things down. It's simply a minor annoyance, but I would like to know if it's fixable. After it tries that, it just speeds up and finishes the traceroute.
  2. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    You could use "traceroute -w 1 -q 1 apple.com". The "-w 1" tells it to only wait 1 second for a timeout (when you get no response and a "*" is displayed) instead of five seconds and the "-q 1" tells it to only try each hop once (so you won't get three "*" at hop number 2).

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