Traceroutes Blog Series
Our latest articles on the most popular tool to troubleshoot network performance.
What are Traceroutes and How Do Traceroutes Work?
Learn about what a traceroute is, how traceroutes work, how to read a traceroute, and how they help network engineers troubleshoot network issues.
How To Identify Network Issues with Traceroutes?
Learn how to identify network issues with Traceroutes by analyzing Traceroute metrics (latency, packet loss and hops).
Why Do Some Routers Drop Packets or Have High Latencies?
Find out why single routers can drop traceroute packets or have higher latencies and why that’s normal.
How to Decode the Hidden Information from Traceroute DNS
Learn how the hostname of a traceroute hops can provide information about the real path from the source to the destination.
Internet Traffic is Asymmetrical: Catch Reverse Path Issues
Learn about Hot Potato Routing and how to catch reverse path issues in your network with Traceroutes.
How to Share a Traceroute With an ISP NOC?
Learn how to share a Traceroute with an ISP NOC to solve issues affecting your network.
Impact of Load Balancing and Multiple Paths on Traceroutes
Learn about the impact of load balancing & multiple paths on traceroutes to increase capacity & resiliency between routers.