Install MTR – Network Diagnostic Tool on Ubuntu OS

MTR is a free, open source network tool that combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs into a single network diagnostic tool. As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and a user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence ICMP ECHO requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each machine.


Latest MTR Updates from v0.85

  • Fixed default hostname logic
  • Fix for NetBSD: 64bit time_t
  • Fix unnecessary runtime dependency on glib
  • Inverted IPINFO define in the code. Removes double negatives
  • Fixed failure on IPv4 only systems when IPv6 was available at compile time
  • Fixed (longstanding) bug that mtr used 100% cpu when paused.
  • Cosmetic changes from Richard Hartman.
  • Fixed asn support. (better compile time detection of required features)
  • support for multiple hostnames
  • support for TCP probes

Install MTR on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

sudo apt-get install git

git clone

cd mtr/




sudo make install

– To run your test with MTR, simply run the following command from terminal

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