We’ve been by this network segment before

Which of these utilities lists the route that a packet takes to a destination?

A) netroute

B) route

C) netstat

D) tracert

E) My routers won’t pull over and ask for directions

The answer: D) tracert

The traceroute utility uses ICMP Time to Live Exceeded messages to list every route that a packet takes to a destination address.

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