How to perform a traceroute on MacOS

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Description of how to perform a traceroute on MacOS

Below we have described how you can perform a traceroute on the major Operating Systems. Please make sure that you follow the steps in the support article.


We can open terminal on different ways, but we are gonna us Spotlight to open an terminal.

1)  You can use Spotlight with clicking on +space on your keyboard.
2) Once this is done you will get an search bar with the text "Spotlight Search"
3) T
ype terminal and press enter.
4) For IPv4 you can use

$ traceroute

For IPv6 you can use

$ traceroute -6

MacOs traceroute illustration


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