__/ [Grant Robertson] on Monday 19 September 2005 21:33 \__
> <jakeninetynine@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Could some kind soul please help me to write a batch file? I need to
>> automate (by way of a mouse double-click) a tracert to a certain
>> external IP address from an XP machine (on an AD network). Ideally I
>> would like to time/date-stamp it and save the results of the tracert
>> test to a text file locally on the PC.
>> I have tried - honest - but am now tied up in knots and am having some
>> strange things appearing in my c:\temp directory...!
>> Thanks in advance.
> Open Notepad and paste the following:
> @echo off
> date /t>>traceroute_logfile.txt
> echo at>>traceroute_logfile.txt
> time /t>>traceroute_logfile.txt
> tracert xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>>traceroute_logfile.txt
> Where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP Address of the machine you wish to trace
> to (or use a FQDN)
> Save the file as something like trace.bat (but not tracert.bat or it'll
> get confused when it calls the tracert function!)
> The output file will be produced in the same directory (or you can specify
> a full path like c:\logfiles\tracert.txt)
Nice one, Grant. If you ever migrate to *nix, here is the equivalent.
echo echo '==============' >~/traceroute_logfile
date >>~/traceroute_logfile # includes time on most systems
You can then set this up as a cron job, e.g. to be invoked every 5 minutes:
5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,0 * * * * nice /home/you/tracerootlog.sh
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