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Alternatives to popular CLI tools: traceroute

Last Updated on June 4, 2023

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)
TrippyNetwork diagnostic tool combining the functionality of ping & traceroute
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Neil
Neil
9 months ago

What about Trippy, it’s like traceroute and ping together.

yvs
yvs
28 days ago
Reply to  Neil

There’s a few tools like mtr that can be aggregated in one separate category