print the route IPv6 packets take to network host
utility details the route IPv6 packets
take to reach a network host.
The options are as follows:
- Look up the AS number for each hop address. Uses the DNS service described
- Debug mode.
- Specify how many hops to skip.
- Specify an intermediate gateway (
a routing header).
- Use ICMP6 ECHO instead of UDP datagrams.
- Print both host hostnames and numeric addresses. Normally
traceroute6 prints only hostnames if
-n is not specified, and only numeric addresses if
-n is specified.
- Specify a maximum hoplimit.
- Do not resolve numeric addresses.
- Set UDP port number to port.
- Set the number of probes per hop count to
- Bypass the normal routing tables and send directly to a host on an
attached network. If the host is not on a directly attached network, an
error is returned. This option corresponds to the
SO_DONTROUTE socket option; it can be used to ping
a local host through an interface that has no route through it (e.g. after
the interface was dropped by a routing daemon).
- Specify the source IPv6 address to be used.
- Be verbose.
- Specify the time delay between probes.
traceroute6 utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs.
traceroute6 command first appeared in the WIDE
Hydrangea IPv6 protocol stack kit.