How To Install and Use Traceroute on CentOS 7

Traceroute control is a system diagnostic tool for displaying the route packets take to network host or destination. It shows how long each hop will take and how many hops that the packet needs to reach the specify destination. In Linux, traceroute command is used while in windows and DOS surroundings, they utilized tracert command.

Table of Contents

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing Traceroute.



This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Vagrant virtual development environment on a CentOS 7 server.
Install and Use Traceroute on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Traceroute.

To install traceroute, run the following command:

yum install traceroute -y

Verify the command install or not:

# which traceroute

How to Use Traceroute

Run the tracert command followed with the address of the website. Example, if you wanted to run a traceroute on idroot, you’d run the command:


Display basic command line options help for more usage:

# traceroute --help

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Traceroute. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing use Traceroutet on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Traceroutet web site.

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