Introduction to traceroute Download location (HTTP): Download location (FTP): Version used: &traceroute-version; Package size: &traceroute-size; Estimated Disk space required: &traceroute-buildsize; The traceroute package contains the traceroute program, which is used to display the network route that packets take to reach a specified host. This is a standard network troubleshooting tool. If you find yourself unable to connect to another system, traceroute can help pinpoint the problem.