Command:

trace

Mode:

Router>
Router#


Syntax:

trace [protocol] | [hostname | ip-address ]


Syntax Description:

This command has no arguments or keywords.


Command Description:

Use the trace privileged EXEC command to discover the routes that packets will actually take when traveling to their destination; appletalk, clns, ip and vines.


Example:
Router# trace ABA.NYC.mil

Type escape sequence to abort.
Tracing the route to ABA.NYC.mil (26.0.0.73)
1 DEBRIS.CISCO.COM (192.180.1.6) 1000 msec 8 msec 4 msec
2 BARRNET-GW.CISCO.COM (192.180.16.2) 8 msec 8 msec 8 msec
3 EXTERNAL-A-GATEWAY.STANFORD.EDU (192.42.110.225) 8 msec 4 msec 4 msec
4 BB2.SU.BARRNET.NET (192.200.254.6) 8 msec 8 msec 8 msec
5 SU.ARC.BARRNET.NET (192.200.3.8) 12 msec 12 msec 8 msec
6 MOFFETT-FLD-MB.in.MIL (192.52.195.1) 216 msec 120 msec 132 msec
7 ABA.NYC.mil (26.0.0.73) 412 msec 628 msec 664 msec


Misconceptions:
None

Related commands:
ping
telnet

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