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       itrace - similar to traceroute, yet uses ICMP echo


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly the itrace command.  This manual
       page was written for  the  Debian  distribution  because  the  original
       program does not have a manual page.

       Itrace  is  a program that implements traceroute(1) functionality using
       ICMP echo request packets.

       Therefore, it looks like you are just pinging  your  target  while  you
       traceroute there.

       It often helps tracing behind firewalls.

       Typical Usage:

       itrace -i eth0 -d

       -v              verbose

       -n              reverse lookup answering IPs (slow!)

       -p x            send x probes per hop (default=3)

       -m x            set TTL max to x (default=30)

       -t x            timout after x seconds (default=3)

       -i interface    the normal eth0 stuff

       -d destination  Name or IP of destination


       This  manual  page was written by Vince Mulhollon <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               January 13, 2003