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Do you know the different between tracert and traceroute

Latest reply: Mar 18, 2022 14:44:28 1369 5 2 0 0

Although tracert and traceroute on LINXU are both routing traces, their detection methods and data types are different. By default, traceroute sends a UDP datagram to a port of the destination address (greater than 30,000), and tracert sends an ICMP request to the destination address to echo the packet


Tracert (trace routing) is a routing trace utility used to determine the path taken by the IP datagram access target. The Tracert command determines the route from one host to other hosts on the network using the IP survival time (TTL) field and the ICMP error message.

    

Working principle and process


The Tracert diagnostic program determines the routing to the target by responding to the packet by sending the "Internet control message protocol (ICMP)" with different IP lifetime (TTL) values to the target. Each router on the path is required to decrease the TTL on the packet by at least 1 before forwarding the packet. When the TTL on the packet is reduced to 0, the router should send the message "ICMP has timed out" back to the source system.


Tracert first sends the response packet whose TTL is 1 and increments TTL by 1 in each subsequent sending process until the target response or TTL reaches the maximum value, thus determining the routing. The route is determined by checking the "ICMP timeout" message sent back by the intermediate router. Some routers discard TTL expired packets without asking, something you can't see in the Tracert utility.

The Tracert command prints out the list of proximal router interfaces in the path that returns the "ICMP timeout" message in order. If you use the -d option, the Tracert utility does not query DNS at each IP address

The trace mac command locates a link connectivity fault between the local device and the destination device. The operation is called GMAC trace
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DDSN
Admin Created Mar 17, 2022 08:48:16

Both commands are basically the same thing. The main difference is the Operating System and how the command is implemented in the background. In the foreground, you see the same kind of information in both cases. Traceroute is a computer network diagnostic tool, displaying the route and measuring transit delays of packets across the network.

The command is available in Unix OS as ‘traceroute’, while it is available as ‘tracert’ in Windows NT-based OS.

For IPv6 it is often known as ‘tracert6’. In Linux, the command sends a sequence of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to the destination host by default.
While in the case of Windows it sends ICMP echo requests instead of UDP packets.

tracert: uses ICMP
traceroute: uses UDP


Summary
Traceroute :
1) You can find this utility in LINUX/UNIX based Operating Systems.
2) It relies over the UDP Probe packet with destination PORT: 33434.
3)It uses random Source PORT.

Tracert :
1)You can find this utility in Windows-based operating systems as well as Servers.
2)It rely over ICMP Type 8(Echo Packet) & Type 0(Echo Request).

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DDSN
Admin Created Mar 17, 2022 08:48:45

For more information on the difference between traceroute, tracert, tracepath, and tcptraceroute, you can refer to the following post.

Difference between traceroute, tracert, tracepath and tcptraceroute


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DDSN
Admin Created Mar 17, 2022 08:48:16

Both commands are basically the same thing. The main difference is the Operating System and how the command is implemented in the background. In the foreground, you see the same kind of information in both cases. Traceroute is a computer network diagnostic tool, displaying the route and measuring transit delays of packets across the network.

The command is available in Unix OS as ‘traceroute’, while it is available as ‘tracert’ in Windows NT-based OS.

For IPv6 it is often known as ‘tracert6’. In Linux, the command sends a sequence of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to the destination host by default.
While in the case of Windows it sends ICMP echo requests instead of UDP packets.

tracert: uses ICMP
traceroute: uses UDP


Summary
Traceroute :
1) You can find this utility in LINUX/UNIX based Operating Systems.
2) It relies over the UDP Probe packet with destination PORT: 33434.
3)It uses random Source PORT.

Tracert :
1)You can find this utility in Windows-based operating systems as well as Servers.
2)It rely over ICMP Type 8(Echo Packet) & Type 0(Echo Request).

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DDSN
Admin Created Mar 17, 2022 08:48:45

For more information on the difference between traceroute, tracert, tracepath, and tcptraceroute, you can refer to the following post.

Difference between traceroute, tracert, tracepath and tcptraceroute


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DDSN
Admin Created Mar 17, 2022 08:49:12

For more information on tracert, you can refer to the following post.

What is Tracert and how it works?


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hemin88
Moderator Author Created Mar 18, 2022 14:06:46

Well done, good article
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NgTrang
Created Mar 18, 2022 14:44:28

Thanks for sharing
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