FC5 was shipped with some alternate traceroute implementation, which
allows using without "setuid root". Unfortunately, it does not support
"traceroute -I": i.e. trace using ICMP ECHO instead of UDP datagrams.
But icmp trace support is actually required by production environments.
I was very angry. But I've decided to direct the anger to a constructive
I've written the new traceroute implementation from the scratch.
* Besides ICMP, the TCP support added too (like in "tcptraceroute")
* All udp/icmp/tcp methods work for both IPv4/IPv6
* The code is focused to be scalable for future features
The discussion and first testers' results are in the bottom of bugzilla
ticket #176587 <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=176587>
SRPM is here:
Certainly, who is capable, please, test it.
- Where is the best place to continue discussion/tester results etc.?
Just here, in bugzilla or some wiki page? Note, that this implementation
is focused to Linux/Fedora, and was developed in hoping to be a good
replacement for FC6 (or a first update for FC6 :) )
- How it should be named? Maybe "traceroute2" ? (I plan the final
version will be 2.0 ...)
- Where it should be hosted? (SourceForge?)
- While I am warmed up and have some free time: What additional
features can be added to this implementation?