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Charly takes the name of the “My Traceroute” tool very literally. The journey is the reward for this alternative TTL-measuring utility.

Been there, done that – there is no need for most network administrators to think twice about the command syntax for the trace​route command; the diagnostics tool is something you probably have a gut feeling for, and you can shake it out of your sleeve without too much human latency. On my permanent search for perfection – and because laziness is a virtue in network management – I finally stumbled across My Traceroute, or MTR for short. I immediately liked MTR: it is proud to have reached version number 0.79 after just 13 years of development – no need to rush things, after all.

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  • Mtr display modes

    You should also mention mtr's display mode, switched by hitting "d" while it is running. Or the latency/jitter toggle ("j"blunk. See for example http://www.linuxforu.com/how-to/who-clogs-my-network/ -- especially figure 3.

    Disclosure: I wrote the article I'm referring to above
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