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Traceroute sensor maximum hop count

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Hi

Can the Traceroute sensor's maximum hop count be tweaked? It maxes out at 30 hops, but one of our monitored devices is now 31 hops away. The sensor throws an error saying the host didn't respond, which isn't true.

Thanks - Simon

prtg sensor traceroute

Created on Jun 2, 2016 12:28:13 AM by  Simon Taylor (0) 1



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Hi Simon,

Copy the file TraceRoute.exe from the directory

C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Sensor System

to the directory

C:\Program Files (x86)\PRTG Network Monitor\Custom Sensors\EXE

Create an Exe / Script Sensor with the parameters

id=SensorID -t=target -mh=NumberOfHops

So it might look like this:

-id=%sensorid -t=%host -mh=40

This will allow you to raise the default values. There are additional switches for this sensor, simply start the .exe file to get a list of all available parameters.

Best regards, Felix

Created on Jun 2, 2016 5:15:29 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jun 2, 2016 6:59:26 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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Hi Felix

Thanks for your quick response. That works great.

Just confirming that this is the correct parameter syntax?:

-id=%sensorid -t=%host -mh=40

Simon

Created on Jun 2, 2016 6:19:59 AM by  Simon Taylor (0) 1



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Hi Simon,

-id=%sensorid -t=%host -mh=40

will work perfectly! I will edit my previous post for other users. :)

Felix

Created on Jun 2, 2016 6:57:38 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

Last change on Jun 2, 2016 6:58:32 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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Hi Felix

Great. Thanks for all your help.

Simon

Created on Jun 2, 2016 9:36:39 PM by  Simon Taylor (0) 1



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