Traceroute is a feature often used in network troubleshooting. Pinkie, as a suite network troubleshooting tools, has this feature well integrated into its One Window, On App user interface and also enable you to execute the trace automatically thus eliminating the manual work and save time.
There are a number of fine enhancements added to Pinkie’s Traceroute feature that you can’t find in other tools:
- Copy The Host Address: If you want to copy the host address on the Traceroute result, just simply click on the hop and either the IP address or the hostname (depends on your prefence in the Settings menu) will be copied automatically.
- Manually Start/Stop a Traceroute: Right click on a host in the Workspace, select Traceroute and click on Start/Stop menu item to start/stop the traceroute.
- Copy Last Hop Address: At times, a network administrator might need to log into the last hop router to troubleshoot network issues. To get the last hop router, just right click the host, select Traceroute then click on Copy Last Hop to Clipboard. Pinkie will figures out the last hop that responded to the traceroute and copy the IP address to the clipboard which can be then pasted into your favorite Telnet or SSH client.
- Copy Traceroute Result to Clipboard: There will be time when a network administrator needs to send the traceroute result to a third party. This can be done easily in Pinkie’s Traceroute function by right click on the host, select Traceroute then click on Copy Result to Clipboard. The entire traceroute result for that particular host will be copied to the clipboard.
- Save Traceroute Result to a File: Similar to copy result, sometime, you might just want to save the traceroute result to disk. This can be done by right click on the host, select Traceroute then click on Save to File. A Save As dialog will popup prompting you for the location where you want to save it.
Those are just some basic enhancements of the Traceroute feature in Pinkie. I’ll cover the rest in another Tips & Tricks blog.
With these enhancements, I hope you will not go back to the Command Prompt again to do another manual traceroute.