MTR combines the functionality of the 'traceroute' and 'ping' programs
in a single network diagnostic tool.
When MTR is started, it investigates the network connection between the
host MTR runs on and the user-specified destination host. Afterwards it
determines the address of each network hop between the machines and sends
a sequence of ICMP echo requests to each one to determine the quality of
the link to each machine. While doing this, it prints running statistics
about each machine.
MTR provides two user interfaces: an ncurses interface, useful for the
command line, e.g. for SSH sessions; and a GTK+ interface for X (provided
in the mtr-gtk package).