Alternatives to popular CLI tools: traceroute

This article spotlights alternative tools to traceroute.

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The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a CLI unless otherwise stated.

Alternatives to traceroute
PingnooAnalyse network latency and routing problems visually (GUI)
mtrCombines 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs in a single network tool
GNOME NettoolPerforms ping, netstat, traceroute, port scans, lookup, and whois (GUI)
LFTLayer Four Traceroute
Dublin TracerouteNAT-aware multipath tracerouting tool
OVTRJava-based tool (GUI)
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