Monday, April 3, 2006

Networking Basics - PathPing

PathPing is combination of PING and TRACERT which provides Packet Loss and Latency Reporting.
Like those utilities, it still wont work in networks where such requests are blocked.

PATHPING [hostname/ip]

PATHPING /? - to see options

Running against a website >

C:\>pathping yahoo.com

Tracing route to yahoo.com [68.180.206.184]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
0 desktop007.it.domain.co.uk [10.4.1.7]
1 10.4.0.3
2 10.0.1.49
3 10.192.0.1
4 172.16.253.252
5 193.19.88.10
6 dex-233-21.static.dxi.net [212.95.233.21]
7 gi5-2.cr1.th.hotchilli.net [217.72.167.165]
8 213.152.234.99.above.net [213.152.234.99]
9 so-0-1-0.mpr1.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.57]
10 so-0-1-0.mpr1.lga5.us.above.net [64.125.26.98]
11 so-2-1-0.mpr1.sjc2.above.net [64.125.26.229]
12 so-4-2-0.mpr3.pao1.us.above.net [64.125.28.142]
13 yahoo-above-1.pao1.above.net [64.125.12.70]
14 ae1-p150.msr2.sp1.yahoo.com [216.115.107.77]
15 te-9-1.bas-a1.sp1.yahoo.com [209.131.32.23]
16 w2.rc.vip.sp1.yahoo.com [68.180.206.184]

Computing statistics for 400 seconds...
Source to Here This Node/Link
Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address
0 desktop007.it.domain.co.uk [10.4.1.7]
0/ 100 = 0% |
1 0ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 10.4.0.3
0/ 100 = 0% |
2 0ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 10.0.1.49
0/ 100 = 0% |
3 1ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 10.192.0.1
0/ 100 = 0% |
4 3ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 172.16.253.252
0/ 100 = 0% |
5 10ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 193.19.88.10
0/ 100 = 0% |
6 13ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% dex-233-21.static.dxi.net [212.95.233.21]
0/ 100 = 0% |
7 11ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% gi5-2.cr1.th.hotchilli.net [217.72.167.165]
0/ 100 = 0% |
8 8ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 213.152.234.99.above.net [213.152.234.99]
0/ 100 = 0% |
9 80ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% so-0-1-0.mpr1.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.57]
0/ 100 = 0% |
10 84ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% so-0-1-0.mpr1.lga5.us.above.net [64.125.26.98]
0/ 100 = 0% |
11 164ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% so-2-1-0.mpr1.sjc2.above.net [64.125.26.229]
0/ 100 = 0% |
12 163ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% so-4-2-0.mpr3.pao1.us.above.net [64.125.28.142]
0/ 100 = 0% |
13 164ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% yahoo-above-1.pao1.above.net [64.125.12.70]
0/ 100 = 0% |
14 164ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% ae1-p150.msr2.sp1.yahoo.com [216.115.107.77]
0/ 100 = 0% |
15 163ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% te-9-1.bas-a1.sp1.yahoo.com [209.131.32.23]
0/ 100 = 0% |
16 162ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% w2.rc.vip.sp1.yahoo.com [68.180.206.184]

Trace complete.

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