Command line Utilities-Tracert Command

 

Network connectivity between source and destination not limited to two hosts, it can be more than two hosts. Ping command just show the status whether source can reach destination or not but in case of tracert it check each intermediate hope between source host and destination hop. It’s better to know where the problem in the network.

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Figure-1

Figure-1 show the attributes can be use with the tracert command.

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Figure-2

Tracert can traverse the path of the domain name (destination) show the number of hopes between source and destination. Tracert can traverse up to 30 hops, as you can see the URL is found on 2nd hop and IP address of the web server is 10.0.1.30.

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Figure-3
The website can be accessed using the IP address as shown in Figure-3.

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Figure-4
The “-d” attribute in the tracert tell the command to not resolve the address for the provided IP address.

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Figure-5

The “-h” attributes define the maximum number of hopes to search for the destination in fig-5 case domain 78601.com is two hops away but –h set maximum hops to 1. Tracert can only traverse on hop.

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Figure-6

“-w” attribute change the default 1000 millisecond time for each hop to 2000 millisecond in figrure-6.

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