NT Syntax


Trace Route - Find the IP address of any remote host. TRACERT is useful for troubleshooting large networks where several paths can be taken to arrive at the same point, or where many intermediate systems (routers or bridges) are involved.

TRACERT [options] target_name key target_name The HTTP or UNC name of the host Options: -d Do not resolve addresses to hostnames. (avoids performing a DNS lookup) -h max_hops Maximum number of hops to search for target. -j host-list Trace route along given host-list. -w timeout Wait timeout milliseconds for each reply.

The functionality of TRACERT is the same under all versions of windows but the output is cosmetically improved under XP.


 TRACERT www.doubleclick.net


 TRACERT local_server

Get your kicks on ROUTE 66 - Jack Kerouac.

Related Commands:

NSLOOKUP - Name server lookup
PING - Test a network connection
PATHPING - Route Tracing tool (Windows 2000)
ROUTE - Manipulate network routing tables

Q162326 - Using TRACERT to Troubleshoot TCP/IP Problems
tip 4723 - A better description from JSIinc
TRACE.BAT - handy report on any given Internet address
tracert.com - trace routes from remote locations

Equivalent Linux BASH commands:

trace - Find the IP address of a remote host.

Simon Sheppard