As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and a user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence of ICMP ECHO requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each machine.
There are three ways to install
mtr on Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04. We can use
aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.
Install mtr Using apt-get
Update apt database with
apt-get using the following command.
sudo apt-get update
After updating apt database, We can install
apt-get by running the following command:
sudo apt-get -y install mtr
How to test connection
This brings us to the end of this article where we have discussed the MTR tool which is a network troubleshooting tool that combines both the ping and traceroute utilities.