Turbotrace – free multithreaded visual traceroute utility for windows and linux
Turbotrace is a traceroute application that is multithreaded and plots nodes on a world map.
1. Uses TCP syn packets to perform traceroute
ICMP Echo request packets as well as TCP syn packets are send out. So if some node blocks icmp echo request packets due to firewall , then it may reply to tcp syn packets and hence gets discovered.
2. Multithreaded , hence discovers all nodes simultaneously
This tool does not finds nodes one after another , but all of them together.
3. Finds the geographical location of ip address , using maxmind geolitecity database. More Information
4. Plots the locations on a google map , using embedded browser.
5. Cross Platform
Available for Windows and Linux
6. Absolutely free!!!
7. Open source.
Download and Install
Last Updated On : 15-Feb-2012
1. Download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package
For windows xp(32 bit) :
2. Download and install winpcap packet driver from http://www.winpcap.org/
2. Download the file - turbotrace.zip
(size : 20mb)
3. Extract files in a folder and run turbotrace.exe
On a typical Ubuntu system the following instructions can be used to compile turbotrace.
1. Download the source code from https://github.com/silv3rm00n/Turbotrace.
2. Now compile it. But how , read ahead ...
3. First you need to compile and build wxwidgets 2.9.3 or above on your Linux system.
4. Download the linux version of wxwidgets from http://wxwidgets.org/. Go to downloads and check.
5. Once you have downloaded it , its time to build it. Extract the contents of the tar file somewhere. Then go inside the directory where you extracted everything. Now do the usual configure , make and make install process. This will build wxwidgets and install the necessary development and runtime libraries on your system.
Most importantly make sure that wxwidgets has been built with wxwebview. wxwebview depends on python and webkit libraries, install them from synaptic first of all.
6. After wxwidgets is installed , you need to compile Turbotrace. Use an ide like codeblocks , create a project add all files and compile and run. That should make it work.
7. The resources directory contains 2 html files. Put this file in the same directory which contains the turbotrace executable.
7. The application has to be run with root privileges. Also you need to download the maxmind Geolite city database .dat file and put it in the directory where turbotrace executable is located. The database is necessary to enable turbotrace to show the location of the ip addresses.
Turbotrace sends out raw TCP syn packets using the winpcap packet driver. Firewalls like zonealarm may block such packets in their default configuration. Hence you may need to either disable the firewalls or reduce the security level.
Check the installation instructions above.
Get the source code from github :
1. The application is easy enough to use, if you know what tracerouting it.
2. The application is still in beta stage and has bugs.
3. For bug reports , feedbacks , feature requests please post a comment below.