The MTR command – A Linux network diagnostic tool

In the world of network administration, especially within Linux environments, having the right tools to diagnose and resolve network issues is essential. One such powerful tool that combines the capabilities of both traceroute and ping is the MTR command. MTR stands for “My Traceroute,” and it is instrumental in providing real-time data about network connections. In this blog post, we’ll explore what MTR is, how it works, and how you can use it to troubleshoot network problems.

What is the MTR command?

MTR is a network diagnostic tool that merges the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs into one integrated tool. By continuously sending packets to a specified destination, MTR collects real-time data about each hop along the route to that destination. This approach allows network administrators to monitor the network and identify issues more efficiently.

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