MTR IPv4/Hostname

MTR is one of the best network diagnosing tools


MTR IPv6

What is My Traceroute (MTR)?

My Traceroute, or MTR, combines traceroute and ping to measure a network path's health.

Traceroute is a tool used to diagnose problems in a network path. Traceroute is used to understand the path IP packets are taking from one computer (source IP address) to another (destination IP address).


What is a network path?

A network path refers to the sequence of networks a packet passes through in order to reach its destination.

The Internet is a massive collection of networks that connect to one another via routing. Most Internet endpoints — for example, a web browser trying to access a website and the server which hosts that website — are not part of the same network. This means that if said web browser sends a request to the website’s servers, the request will probably have to hop between several intermediary networks along the way.

How to use traceroute on your device?

You can use MTR on your Windows devide by downloading WIN MTR tools from this link.
From CentOS/RHEL device, download MTR package by using yum -y install mtr, From Ubuntu use apt install mtr, once the MTR package is installed, you can use it by mtr -4 {address} where -4 refers to IPv4 network.

Important Network Tools


MTR

One of the best network diagnosing tools that combines the power of ping and traceroute.

MTR Tool
Ping

Ping is a tool that sends out ICMP packets to an address to see how fast the response is.

Ping Now


Important DNS Tools


DIG User Interface

dig is a network administration command-line tool for querying the Domain Name System. MyIPTools created a User Interface of dig to simplify DNS querying for all users.

Use dig
PTR lookup

A DNS pointer record (PTR for short) provides the domain name associated with an IP address

PTR Lookup
MX Lookup

Look for MX record of a Domain name to know where the Emails should go.

MX Lookup

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