Traceroute the path to IP and IPv6 addresses, as well as websites
This service performs IP address traceroute and IPv6 address traceroute using various methods.
Description of traceroute methods:
- default: Default method – used if not specified otherwise. This is a traditional, ancient route tracing method. Sending packets are udp datagrams with the so-called ‘unlikely’ destination port.
- icmp: Now this is the most typical method, it uses icmp echo packets as probes. If you can ping the destination host, then icmp tracing is also applicable.
- tcp: Well-known modern method designed to bypass firewalls.
- tcpconn: The initial implementation of the tcp method simply uses the connect () call, which opens a full tcp session. It is not recommended for normal use, since the listening port on the destination host always affects the application.
- udp: Uses udp datagrams with a fixed destination port (default is 53, dns). Also designed to bypass firewalls.
- udplite: Use for udplite datagram probes (with a fixed destination port, default is 53).
- dccp: Uses DCCP Request packets (rfc4340) for probes.
- raw: This method sends the raw packets of the specified protocol.
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