What Is a trace or traceroute?
Input: IP address or host name Traces the route through the Internet from Network-Tools to the destination computer. The signal generally goes from a computer to the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and then to their provider until it reaches a ‘backbone’ provider. This could take one or many steps. It then eventually transfers to the destination ‘backbone’ provider and reverses the process to the destination computer. This feature only checks a computer connected to the Internet, it cannot verify the validity of an e-mail address. It also cannot check a specific web page (blogging.com/how-to-start-a-blog/ is not valid but blogging.com is valid). Note that a traceroute may follow a completely different path as compared to downloading web pages or sending e-mail.
You can using this Traceroute network diagnostic tool for displaying the route (path) and measuring transit delays of packets across an Internet Protocol (IP) network. ip traceroute tool online