Definitions for "Trace Route"
The course that a packet travels across the Internet from one computer to another.
A trace route is a tool listing all servers that an IP packet passed through during its journey across the internet.
A utility program that records the route—that is, the specific routers—that data traverses on the Internet between your computer and a specified destination computer. Trace Route helps you to determine the speed of your connection to a remote computer and whether a problem exists on the path to a remote computer.