itrace(1) similar to traceroute, yet uses ICMP echo


This manual page documents briefly the itrace command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

Itrace is a program that implements traceroute(1) functionality using ICMP echo request packets.

Therefore, it looks like you are just pinging your target while you traceroute there.

It often helps tracing behind firewalls.

Typical Usage:

itrace -i eth0 -d

-v verbose

-n reverse lookup answering IPs (slow!)

-p x send x probes per hop (default=3)

-m x set TTL max to x (default=30)

-t x timeout after x seconds (default=3)

-i interface the normal eth0 stuff

-d destination Name or IP of destination


This manual page was written by Vince Mulhollon <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).