Traceroute is a network diagnostic tool for displaying the route and measuring transit delays of packets across an IP network. The round-trip times of packets received from each host on the route is recorded. Each step in the route is called a hop, and the sum of the mean times of each hop is a measure of the total time taken to establish the connection. Thus, traceroute provides more detailed information than Ping, which only computes the final route-trip times from the destination.
This recipe describes how to use the traceroute utility in pfSense.
- Navigate to
- In the
Hostnametext field, enter the hostname or IP address of the destination:
- In the IP Protocol drop-down menu, select IPv4 or IPv6.
- In the Source Address drop-down menu, select the interface that will be the source IP address of the traceroute operation (or leave it set to Any).
- In the Maximum number of hops drop-down menu, select the maximum number of hops to trace (1 to 64...