Traceroute command: Definition & Examples

Do you need to know what path the queries take to your domain? Then, here comes the Traceroute command. Let’s see how this software can trace the route of queries and why this information is so useful.

Traceroute command – Definition

Traceroute command is software with CLI (command-line interface) that you can find inside most of the popular operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, and more) and serves to check the route from your device to a destination (domain name or IP address).

The Traceroute command traces the route to the target by sending queries, waiting to get the results, and showing you statistics about the package delivery. You will know what time the packages take to get to the end destination and if there were lost packages.

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List of most common DNS records

The Domain Name System (DNS) is essential for the Internet to work. Network administrators deal daily with DNS records. But DNS and its records can be hard to digest for new people in this business.

If you want to understand the functionality of the most common DNS records, here you have!

A or AAAA records

These two DNS records are in charge of linking a domain name with its corresponding IP address.

Both records have the same purpose. The difference is that A works with Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), while AAAA works with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

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