mtr-0.42: description + notes

A network diagnostic tool.

mtr combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping programs in a single network diagnostic tool.

As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and a user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence of ICMP ECHO requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each machine.

This package does not install mtr as a setuid binary, which means that mtr can only be run by the root user. To grant execution access to all users, issue the command "chmod 4755 /usr/freeware/bin/mtr".

Vince Levey configured and built this package for IRIX 6.x.

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