Traceroute from terminal

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  1. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Hi Im having problems with my Internet Connection. I have performed a traceroute using Terminal. Can anyone tell me what all these numbers mean? Thankyou.


    traceroute bbc.co.ukLast login: Wed May 13 07:38:26 on console
    Unknown-00-1d-4f-fa-f2-24:~ **********$ traceroute bbc.co.uk
    traceroute to bbc.co.uk (212.58.254.252), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
    1 O2WirelessBox (***.***.*.*) 42.326 ms 95.021 ms 99.992 ms
    2 87-194-255-254.bethere.co.uk (87.194.255.254) 129.361 ms 129.862 ms 138.189 ms
    3 10.1.1.106 (10.1.1.106) 126.591 ms 128.797 ms 128.869 ms
    4 10.1.1.93 (10.1.1.93) 134.515 ms 124.801 ms 131.350 ms
    5 * * *
    6 83.245.126.93 (83.245.126.93) 134.596 ms 127.793 ms 143.324 ms
    7 212.58.238.129 (212.58.238.129) 131.051 ms 125.571 ms 122.513 ms
    8 rdirslb0.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.136) 131.105 ms 132.275 ms 129.033 ms
    9 virtual3.rbsov.bbc.co.uk (212.58.254.252) 126.763 ms 132.097 ms 132.905 m
     
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Open terminal and type in

    man traceroute

    then use the down arrow to keep reading. It will explain everything you wanted to know.

    type q to quit
     
  3. stridemat thread starter Moderator

    stridemat

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    thanks you learn something new everyday. I will have a read now.

    (Just realised I posted in the wrong forum, sorry mods)
     

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