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How to Trace Route an IP Address (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Performing a trace route is a common test used to view the status of individual "hops" along a connection's path through various networks. 

To perform a traceroute, follow these steps:
  1. Open Command Prompt (Terminal or Mac OS X or Linux users).
  2. Using your server's IP address, enter the following command: tracert 0.0.0.0
    1. For Terminal users, the full command is used: traceroute 0.0.0.0



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