How To Install and Use Traceroute on CentOS 7

Install and Use Traceroute on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and use Traceroute on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Traceroute control is a system diagnostic tool for displaying the route packets taken to the network host or destination. It shows how long each hop will take and how many hops the packet needs to reach the specified destination. In Linux, traceroute command is used while in windows and DOS surroundings, they utilized tracert command.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation Traceroute on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install and Use Traceroute on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo yum clean all
sudo yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Traceroute on CentOS 7.

By default, Traceroute is available on CentOS 7. base repository. To install traceroute, run the following command below:

sudo yum install traceroute -y

Verify the command install or not:

# which traceroute

Step 3. How to Use Traceroute

Run the tracert a command followed with the address of the website. For example, if you wanted to run a traceroute on, you’d run the command:


Display basic command-line options help for more usage:

# traceroute --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Traceroute. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing use Traceroute on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Traceroutet website.

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