A good example of a trace-route tool to display the route taken between you and the server.
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3D Traceroute is a good example of a traceroute tool. Just type in the address or IP of a remote server and it displays the route taken between you and the server in an easy-to-understand graphical format.
Full details are provided including the time taken for each link in the chain and full details of all servers en-route. Sometimes the full route information cannot be resolved, however, the resolved points in between can usually provide enough information to "get close" to the source.
You can use it for technical tasks such as diagnosing slow connections or for general purpose snooping like determining the location and owner of a web site or tracing spammers.
3D Traceroute was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 126.96.36.199.