Performing a Traceroute on a Mac

Open up the Terminal application from under /Applications/Utilities/.

In the new terminal window, type the following command: “traceroute -n yourdomain.com”. (remember to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name).

Make sure to let the traceroute finish completely; it can sometimes take several minutes.

You should see something similar to the following when it finishes:

bash-3.2$ traceroute -n yourdomain.com traceroute to yourdomain.com (74.53.50.50), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets 1 184.154.151.65 5.118 ms 5.387 ms 5.626 ms 2 173.236.77.85 0.430 ms 0.708 ms 0.705 ms 3 64.124.146.113 1.415 ms 1.789 ms 1.786 ms 4 64.125.31.198 1.776 ms 1.767 ms 1.755 ms 5 64.125.30.61 57.229 ms 57.219 ms 57.205 ms 6 64.125.26.210 26.855 ms 26.770 ms 26.770 ms 7 64.125.199.94 31.767 ms 31.489 ms 31.279 ms 8 70.87.253.6 114.388 ms 70.87.253.90 26.795 ms 70.87.253.18 27.107 ms 9 70.87.253.114 27.100 ms 70.87.255.122 27.480 ms 70.87.255.130 27.216 ms 10 70.87.254.190 27.350 ms 27.321 ms 27.502 ms 11 74.53.50.50 27.005 ms 27.253 ms 27.267 ms bash-3.2$


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