Missing Traceroute

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

  1. untypoed macrumors member

    untypoed

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    Jun 22, 2010
    #1
    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 17.149.160.49
    traceroute to apple.com (17.149.160.49), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 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

    jzuena

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    Lexington, MA, USA
    #2
    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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