TRACEROUTE6(8)                     iputils                    TRACEROUTE6(8)

NAME         top

       traceroute6 - traces path to a network host

SYNOPSIS         top

       traceroute6 [-dnrvV] [-i interface] [-m max_ttl] [-p port]
                   [-q max_probes] [-s source] [-w wait time] destination

DESCRIPTION         top

       Description can be found in traceroute(8), all the references to IP
       replaced to IPv6. It is needless to copy the description from there.

SEE ALSO         top

       traceroute(8), tracepath(8), ping(8).

HISTORY         top

       This program has long history. Author of traceroute is Van Jacobson
       and it first appeared in 1988. This clone is based on a port of
       traceroute to IPv6 published in NRL IPv6 distribution in 1996. In
       turn, it was ported to Linux by Pedro Roque. After this it was kept
       in sync by Alexey Kuznetsov <>. And eventually
       entered iputils package.

SECURITY         top

       tracepath6 requires CAP_NET_RAW capability to be executed. It is safe
       to be used as set-uid root.

AVAILABILITY         top

       traceroute6 is part of iputils package.

COLOPHON         top

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iputils s20161105                                             TRACEROUTE6(8)

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