ping as traceroute

for i in {1..30}; do ping -t $i -c 1; done | grep "Time to live exceeded"
This command uses ping to get the routers' IP addresses to the destination host as traceroute does. If you know what I mean..

By: 6bc98f7f
2012-02-19 13:37:04

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What Others Think

It coulb be better, but Funnt ! ;)
Zulu · 535 weeks and 1 day ago
more clunky than traceroute, but teaches you how a traceroute is done. Good on you.
Mozai · 535 weeks ago
+1 for originality
zlemini · 535 weeks ago
for i in {1..30}; do ping -t $i -c 1; done | sed -rn '/Time to live exceeded/{s@^From (.*) icmp_seq=.*@\1@;p;}'
sputnick · 533 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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