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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Traceroute

From Solaris 2.7 onwards, traceroute is included with the operating system. This allows us to look at the routes that packets have followed, which is a very useful tool for detecting network problems. Running traceroute on hydrogen to check the route to antimony would show the following results:

hydrogen# traceroute antimony
traceroute to antimony (192.168.44.51), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
  1  indium (192.168.22.49) 1.516 ms  1.283 ms  1.362 ms
  2  antimony (192.168.44.51) 2.277 ms  1.773 ms  2.186 ms
hydrogen#

This correctly shows that we are going through the gateway machine to get to the “other” network. Since we have a pretty simple network configuration, running traceroute at this point really only provides a good source of timing ...

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