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Re: [bug-inetutils] Add --queries option to traceroute

From: Debarshi Ray
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Add --queries option to traceroute
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:03:15 +0530

> +  {"tries", 't', "NUM", 0, "Send NUM probes packets per hop (default: 3)",
>  +   GRP+1},

The '-t' option is already taken.

Here is the non-BSD flavour shipped by Fedora 8 from

       -t tos For  IPv4,  set  the Type of Service (TOS) and Precedence value.
              Useful values are 16 (low delay) and 8 (high  throughput).  Note
              that in order to use some TOS precendence values, you have to be
              super user.
              For IPv6, set the Traffic Control value.

Here is the BSD flavour found on Fencepost from

       -t     Set the type-of-service in probe packets to the following  value
              (default  zero).   The  value  must  be a decimal integer in the
              range 0 to 255.  This option can be used  to  see  if  different
              types-of-service  result  in  different  paths.  (If you are not
              running 4.4bsd, this may be academic since  the  normal  network
              services  like  telnet  and  ftp don't let you control the TOS).
              Not all values of TOS are legal or meaningful - see the IP  spec
              for definitions.  Useful values are probably `-t 16' (low delay)
              and `-t 8' (high throughput).

Happy hacking,
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