WhatRoute
WhatRoute 1.12.0
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WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.
  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides
What's New
Version 1.12.0:

New features:

  • Intel only - (latest PPC version is WhatRoute 1.11.0)
  • New privileged helper - net.whatroute.helper
  • New context menu in Flow Monitor and Traceroute tables - right click on address or hostname field
  • Improved handling of DNS and network timeouts
  • Tested with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Flow Monitoring of remote hosts - requires small helper on the remote host. Please contact me if you wish to try this.
  • Bug fixes and code refactoring
Version 1.12.0:

New features:

  • Intel only - (latest PPC version is WhatRoute 1.11.0)
  • New privileged helper - net.whatroute.helper
  • New context menu in Flow Monitor and Traceroute tables - right click on address or hostname field
  • Improved handling of DNS and network timeouts
  • Tested with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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WhatRoute User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+64

Neartheredrocks reviewed on 14 Dec 2013
A great all-in-one tool for Whois, Trace, Ping, Query, Finger, Address Scan, and Port Scan tasks.

One request: It would be great if the map could be made bigger and would also show some information for Whois queries.

Still, clearly a 5 star application. Thanks to the developer!
[Version 1.12.0]


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+10

Doca Cola reviewed on 22 Jul 2013
A useful tool.
It could need a graphical update though. It looks more like an Mac OS 9 app than a OS X app :)
[Version 1.11.0]


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D1b reviewed on 20 Apr 2013
Everytime I try to start a trace, it crashes.
[Version 1.11.0-b2]

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Mitch_de replied on 01 May 2013
for me last versions didnt crash, trace works (OS X 10.8.3)
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D1b replied on 01 May 2013
I had an old version of WhatRouteHelper running and Bryan helped me clear it out:

sudo killall -9 WhatRouteHelper
sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/WhatRoute/WhatRouteHelper

For some reason it didn't update properly. All is working well now.
burypromote
-11

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mymon reviewed on 19 Apr 2013
I like the mtr better
[Version 1.11.0-b2]

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Neartheredrocks replied on 19 Apr 2013
What a weird "review". The very least would be to say why mtr is better - and especially, where go get it for OS X.
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+1

+680
sjk replied on 30 Apr 2013
For anyone who cares, http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/ is the home page and it's easy to install an OS X binary using MacPorts.
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+2

+663

Jazzyguy reviewed on 28 Jul 2012
Excellent Software. It does exactly what it is designed to do. Vey handy to use.
[Version 1.10.8]


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+52
Scrivens commented on 09 Feb 2012
Can't get 1.10.7 to work on my 2011 iMac under 10.6.8 no matter where it is installed. Asks for the admin password, then 'loading database' then spinning beachball and 'Application not responding' in Activity monitor. 10.1.6 still works fine.
[Version 1.10.7]

6 Replies

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+4

+147
Gregm replied on 09 Feb 2012
Removing net.whatroute prefs and cache from user library folder fixed that for me.
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+1

+48
Mousee replied on 10 Feb 2012
Thanks Gregm, I had the exact same problem and you solved it. Cheers.
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+1

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Meersworld replied on 10 Feb 2012
Yes, removing the two files from the Preferences folder took care of my problem as suggested by Gregm.
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+2

+147
Gregm replied on 10 Feb 2012
See developer's response under the troubleshooting tab.

Side note-- he responded to my bug report in less than an hour. Made a small paypal contribution for his work.
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+1

+52
Scrivens replied on 10 Feb 2012
Thanks guys, worked a treat.
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+1

+28
Hkim replied on 11 Feb 2012
Thanks as well. I had exactly the same problem in 10.6.8
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+2

+24

Pfoomer reviewed on 01 Dec 2011
Works ok on 10.6.8, and it gets better with each release.

Nice to have an alternative to the 'lets leave the customers in the lurch' alternative payware.

Only improvement I can suggest is the inclusion of a README in the package, which includes the following line...

Move the program (thats the little blue and white thing) to the application folder, or it wont work.
[Version 1.10.6]


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-10

W_h_k reviewed on 01 Dec 2011
Tells me three times about the need to enter admin name and password, never asks for it, then quits because WhatRouteHelper has not started.
Total failure.
[Version 1.10.6]

9 Replies

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+16
Foyan replied on 01 Dec 2011
+1
Actually seems unusable on OS 10.6.8.
Did revert to 1.10.3
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+1

+16
Foyan replied on 01 Dec 2011
Oh btw 1.10.5 is just working fine also.
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Spaf replied on 01 Dec 2011
Yup, same problem in 10.7.2. Back to the previous version...
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+147
Gregm replied on 01 Dec 2011
Core2 Duo OS 10.6.8.
Works just fine **AFTER** you move it off the DMG ---- screws up every time that you try to run it from the mounted disk image (HINT-HINT)
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+2
Bryan Christianson (developer) replied on 01 Dec 2011
Copy the WhatRoute application from the mounted disk image to a folder on your system that has no space characters (" ") in the path.

WhatRouteHelper will then run correctly.

This is a minor glitch with a simple work-around.
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+16
Foyan replied on 01 Dec 2011
So doing, 1.10.6 works as expected, indeed.
Thanks for the tip.
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-10
W_h_k replied on 02 Dec 2011
I tried it in vain on 10.7.2. Now i read that I can't put it in my folder "3rd party utilities" because of a "no space in folder name allowed" bug, that was introduced in the new release ...
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+147
Gregm replied on 02 Dec 2011
"Now i read that I can't put it in my folder "3rd party utilities""

Why not just put the application in your Applications folder and then put an alias where-ever you like. You can avoid a lot of grief all over (not just this app) if you try to work within the Apple system standards.
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xXAkumuXx replied on 09 Feb 2012
I know a lot of people that don't know how to install apps in OS X. There should be a beginner tutorial video on these most rudimentary of Mac tasks.
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+61

Chrischram reviewed on 01 Sep 2011
This is probably the least stable application I use under Lion. Lots of crashes and scrolling just doesn't work right at all. I can't dump it though. It's just too useful.
[Version 1.10.5]


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+162

Donmontalvo reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
Stable, reliable under 10.6.8...how about Lion?
[Version 1.10.5]


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+147
Gregm had trouble on 09 Feb 2012
Removing net.whatroute prefs and cache created by older version "cures" the lock-up when 1.10.7 is installed after using older version.
[Version 1.10.7]

1 Reply

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Bryan Christianson (developer) replied on 10 Feb 2012
There is a small uninstall applet that will delete the old settings.
See http://whatroute.net/download.html
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+147
Gregm had trouble on 01 Dec 2011
It *WILL* fail if you try to run it from the downloaded disk image. Drag it to your applications folder/ desk top/ where-ever to run it
[Version 1.10.6]



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ErvinsS rated on 11 Apr 2014

[Version 1.12.0]



-5

Davidfreels rated on 05 Sep 2013

[Version 1.12.0]



-1

ProjectBuilders rated on 09 May 2013

[Version 1.11.0]



+28

Hkim rated on 29 Jul 2011

[Version 1.10.5]



Andrians rated on 08 Apr 2011

[Version 1.10.4]


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Version Downloads:2,832
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:04 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.
  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows


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