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Where are my packets going?

If you’ve ever had a slow, unable connection to a server it could be that you’re suffering from some packet loss between you and the server.

This might not be noticeable for web browsing or e-mail but if you’re doing any sort or VOIP or gaming it can be critical to know the quality of the connection between 2 points.

A simple tool for this is mtr. This is normally included in modern Linux ditros – if you’re a RedHat/CentOS/Fedora person just run –

yum install mtr

Now you can fire it up by running –

/usr/sbin/mtr www.digg.com

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