Traceroute Scout
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    Traceroute Scout

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    Article summary

    The Traceroute Scout checks the available packet routes across an IP network. It finds all hops (routers) that the packets went through and checks the latency of each hop along the way.

    Create a Traceroute Scout

    1. In the Scoutbees top bar, click Create Scout to open the Add New Scout window.

    2. From the Infrastructure tab, select Traceroute as the Scout Type.

    3. Select the locations (Hives) from which you want to initiate the traceroute test.

    4. Enter either the IP, FQDN, or Hostname of the target for the test.

    5. Enter a Name for the Scout.

    6. Select how often you want the Scout to run the test with the Run Every slider.

    7. Optionally, attach Labels to your Scout. Labels are key-value pairs which can be used to organize your Scouts. For more information, visit Scout Labels.

    8. Optionally, click Show additional parameters to configure the following:

      • Protocol. Sets to use either the ICMP, TCP, or UDP protocol.
      • Port. If you have select TCP or UDP as the protocol, this sets the relevant port.
      • Timeout. Sets the maximum wait time for the test to finish.
      • Max number of paths to find. Sets the maximum number of traceroute paths to the destination.
      • Min Time to Live (TTL). Sets the minimum number of hops to check during the test.
      • Max Time to Live (TTL). Sets the maximum number of hops to check during the test.
    9. Click Next: Alert Policy to set up alerts and notifications on the Scout before saving it. For more information, visit Alert Policies.

    Test Results

    Click on a test result to see the full details of the traceroute test. In this example, you can see the type of information that is returned for a traceroute test from a Cloud Hive in Montreal, Canada, to

    You can see a summary of the Scout configuration, along with details of the traceroute.

    Expand the traceroute diagram to see all of the paths and individual hop. Hover over a hop to see more information.

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