tcptraceroute - Traceroute implementation using TCP packets

Distribution: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0
Repository: OpenMandriva Contrib i586
Package name: tcptraceroute
Package version: 1.5
Package release: 0.beta7.5-omv2013.0
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 84.86 KB
Download size: 36.19 KB
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The more traditional traceroute(8) sends out either UDP or ICMP ECHO packets with a TTL of one, and increments the TTL until the destination has been reached. By printing the gateways that generate ICMP time exceeded messages along the way, it is able to determine the path packets are taking to reach the destination. The problem is that with the widespread use of firewalls on the modern Internet, many of the packets that traceroute(8) sends out end up being filtered, making it impossible to completely trace the path to the destination. However, in many cases, these firewalls will permit inbound TCP packets to specific ports that hosts sitting behind the firewall are listening for connections on. By sending out TCP SYN packets instead of UDP or ICMP ECHO packets, tcptraceroute is able to bypass the most common firewall filters.



  • tcptraceroute == 1.5-0.beta7.5:2013.0

    Install Howto

    1. Enable OpenMandriva Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install tcptraceroute rpm package:
      # urpmi tcptraceroute


    • /usr/sbin/tcptraceroute
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/README
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/examples.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute.1.html
    • /usr/share/doc/tcptraceroute/tcptraceroute.lsm
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tcptraceroute.1.xz


    2011-04-03 - Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz <> 1.5-0.beta7.5mdv2011.0 + Revision: 650091 - Rebuild