How To Install Open Visual Traceroute on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

r00t June 21, 2017

Install Open Visual Traceroute on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Open Visual Traceroute on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Open visual traceroute is a free and open-source graphical traceroute tool, available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows and licensed under LGPL v3.. It can also perform packet sniffer and Whois lookup. Data is presented in a 3D map which can be exported to an image file and text file. The gantt view is useful to analyze network bottlenecks.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Open Visual Traceroute on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.

Install Open Visual Traceroute on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu.

Before starting, Oracle Java is required to run Open Visual Traceroute. By default Oracle JDK 8 is not available in Ubuntu repository so you will need to add Webupd8 team PPA repository to your system:

Step 3. Installing Open Visual Traceroute.

First thing to do is to go to Open Visual Traceroute’s download page and download the latest stable version of Open Visual Traceroute, At the moment of writing this article it is version 1.6.5:

Once the download is completed, run the following command to install Open Visual Traceroute:

Once installed, next you can start Open Visual Traceroute by searching for it Unity Dash. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed open visual traceroute. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Open visual traceroute in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Open Visual Traceroute web site.

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