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How can I run the tcptraceroute utility on a UNIX machine?
I want to run a TCP traceroute for port 80.

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What UNIX variant? And what problem do you have running it exactly? – Mat Dec 8 '11 at 5:36


By default tcptraceroute runs traceroute using tcp-syn packets for port 80. Port 80 is default. Just specify the port (by default, tcptraceroute uses port 80), and the firewall won't know the difference. Requires: libpcap, libnet, glibc packages although.

If you need any examples on using tcptraceroute utility, here are few at http://michael.toren.net/code/tcptraceroute/examples.txt

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