Thread: What is 'traceroute'?
06-09-2005, 06:44 AM #1leelovesbikestoGuestWhat is 'traceroute'?
I use Little Snitch to alert me of outgoing communications from my G4 to the net. A few times per day I get a request from 'traceroute' to connect to an IP adsress - What is this?
I'm sorry i do not have any more information, but I will update this thread when the dialogue appears again.
The connection is a corporate Windows network.
06-09-2005, 07:10 AM #2KokopelliGuest
traceroute is a command line program to, intuitively enough, trace the route (hops) to a remote address. It won't trigger itself automatically so I would guess it is a scheduled call from some application, cron, or launchd.
06-09-2005, 07:36 AM #3leelovesbikestoGuestOriginally Posted by Kokopelli
06-09-2005, 09:02 AM #4KokopelliGuest
Not easily. If you catch it while it is active you can look in actvity monitor using "All Processes, Heirarchically".
Other than that I can't say, sorry. Little Snitch might hold the request so you might be able to check while it is asking if you will allow it. I am not sure since I do not use Little Snitch.
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