A traceroute tool that also displays IP information.

This tool has only been tested on Linux.

Quick Start

First, install this tool from PyPI.

pip install --user -U infotr

Since Scapy needs to open raw sockets, this tool requires Python to have the CAP_NET_RAW capability to run. You can also run this tool as root. Run the following commands to set/unset the CAP_NET_RAW capability for the Python binary. Remember to unset the capability when you're done.

# set the capability
sudo setcap cap_net_raw=+eip /usr/bin/python3.9

# remove the capability
sudo setcap cap_net_raw=-eip /usr/bin/python3.9

Finally, launch this tool via the infotr command.


Full Usages

You can also see the help messages with the -h/--help switch.

usage: infotr [-h] [-m MAX] [-t TIMEOUT] host

positional arguments:
  host                  destination hostname

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -m MAX, --max MAX     maximum number of hops (default: 30)
  -t TIMEOUT, --timeout TIMEOUT
                        ICMP timeout in seconds (default: 2)