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 –
Now you can fire it up by running –