Karen's Traceroute allows you to run a traceroute to a selected destination efficiently.
A traceroute works by sending ping packets with ever increasing hop count limits to elicit ICMP error responses from the routers along the way. Karen's Traceroute is an active work in progress with many improvements being fine-tuned and added.
Karen's Traceroute comes in a simple interface that includes no settings or configuration. It features a simple field to enter a destination and then a results window for the hops.
Some of the known issues at this time:
-DNS lookups for the host names that go with IP address can take a long time if there is no in-addr.arpa record returned by the network. The plan is to offload that work into a background thread so that names are updated as the information is available without holding up the pinging. -Ping attempts are handled one after the other, so there could be 2.5-second delays for nodes that will not answer. The plan is to send more than one ping at a time. -The traceroute ends after one run. The plan is to keep this sucker running until you stop it. -There is no chart at the bottom graphing the results of all runs. The plan is to provide colorful charts and possibly graphs. -There is no way to save the data including the chart and/or graphs.