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Modify Traceroute settings

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A number of settings can gather more detailed information during your traceroute calculations.

  1. Click File > Traceroute Settings.
  2. Click the Credentials tab.
  3. If you want to attempt to collect SNMP values from route devices, complete the following:
    1. Click Enable SNMP Discovery.
    2. If you want to add a community string, click Community string and then enter the string.
    3. If you want to add SNMP version 3 credentials, click SNMP Version 3, and then specify the following information:

      Credential set The name that represents the credentials you specify on the Add Credentials window. This name is displayed in the SNMP Version 3 list in Toolset tools that support the shared credentials database.
      Context A named designation, similar to a group or domain name, to which the user name belongs. Context is mandatory if it has been defined for the object being managed.
      User name The name of the user with access to the device.
      Authentication type The authentication type you want to use when logging on to the device, for example, MD5.
      Authentication password/key The password or key that corresponds to the authentication selected.
      Encryption type the encryption used when communicating with the device, for example, DES (56bit) or AES (128 or 256 bit) encryption.
      Encryption password/key The password or key that corresponds to the encryption selected.
  4. Click the Preferences tab, and then enter the information:

    ICMP Timeout The ICMP Timeout is the maximum amount of time in milliseconds that traceroute will wait for a response from the target IP address. If the target IP address does not respond within the number of milliseconds set here, traceroute will assume it is down.
    SNMP Timeout This setting is the number of milliseconds the traceroute should wait for an SNMP reply before assuming the packet was lost and try again.
    SNMP Retry This setting is the number of times traceroute should retry an SNMP query before giving up. This should normally be set at two (2).
    Maximum Hops The maximum number of hops (routers) that traceroute will trace a network path through. This setting is normally set to 32 hops. Setting this too high will slow down traceroute and will also generate needless network traffic.
    Play sounds during trace Selecting this option instructs traceroute to play sounds for each successful hop. Traceroute will also play a sound whenever a router stops responding.
  5. Click the Cache tab, and then specify the information:

    Cache DNS Information for Allows you to set the number of days to retain cached information.
    Clear DNS Cache now The SolarWinds traceroute remembers the reverse DNS names of all traces executed. If you trace to a node successfully on Monday and the same trace fails on Tuesday, the traceroute displays the DNS Name of the next hop even though the hop never responded. The Clear DNS Cache feature can reset this cache. You can clear this cache if you are using a portable workstation initiating a trace from a new starting point.
    Clear Trace Cache now The Clear Trace Cache feature can reset this cache. You can clear this cache if you are using a portable workstation initiating a trace from a new starting point.
  6. Click the Results tab, and then specify the fields you want to include in your main traceroute window. Many fields depend on the target of the hop responding to the SNMP credentials you provide on the Credentials tab.
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