Paris Traceroute

"Paris traceroute" is a traceroute variant that detects different types of load-balancing approaches in the network, and tries to enumerate parallel paths. The (C++) source code is available under the GNU Public License (GPL). The code has been tested under Linux and NetBSD.

Multi-level MDA-Lite Paris Traceroute

In 2018, a variant of Paris Traceroute was published along with a paper at the IMC 2018 conference. Its goal is to improve detection of multiple next hops at several hops in a single traceroute command, and also to support high levels of path parallelism that have become observable in the Internet lately. This tool was deployed on the RIPE ATLAS measurement infrastructure.


– Main.SimonLeinen - 01 Feb 2007–02 Dec 2018