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.

mtr-001

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 https://github.com/traviscross/mtr.git

cd mtr/

./bootstrap.sh

./configure

make

sudo make install

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

mtr www.yourdestination.com
 
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