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Traceroute test

Feature availability
WARP modesZero Trust plans
  • Gateway with WARP
  • Secure Web Gateway without DNS Filtering
All plans
SystemAvailabilityMinimum WARP version

A traceroute test measures the network path of an IP packet from an end-user device to a server. You can use the test results to troubleshoot network issues. For example, increased latency may indicate a problem with connectivity along the network path.

​​ Create a test

To set up a traceroute test for an application:

  1. In Zero Trust, go to DEX > Tests.
  2. Select Add a Test.
  3. Fill in the following fields:
    • Name: Enter any name for the test.
    • Target: Enter the IP address of the server you want to test (for example, You can test either a public-facing endpoint or a private endpoint you have connected to Cloudflare.
    • Test type: Select Traceroute.
    • Test frequency: Specify how often the test will run. Input a minute value between 5 and 60.

The test will now run on all devices connected to your Zero Trust organization via the WARP client.

Next, view the results of your test.

​​ Test results

A traceroute test measures the following data:

Round trip timeTime between sending out a packet and receiving a response from the target.
Number of hopsNumber of routers encountered between the device and the target.
Packet lossPercentage of IP packets that failed to receive a response.
AvailabilityPercentage of tests where at least one packet reached the destination.