extend both ping and traceroute commands to allow for the source ip/interface

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Status: New Idea

It would be nice to see an extension to current traceroute/ping commands so that the source ip could be specified - without the need to use sudo and compatibile with operator level access.


Could this be implemented please?

on ‎08-15-2017 03:42 PM

ping and traceroute are both shell aliases.  You can either specify the path explicitly or escape the alias:


/bin/ping or \ping

/usr/bin/traceroute or \traceroute



on ‎09-02-2017 12:16 PM
thanks waterside, but thats not what I am asking for. $ \traceroute -s traceroute: you must be root <---- I have a use case and want to be able to use traceroute with specifing a source IP (-s flag) as a non administrative user.