My traceroute, originally named Matt's traceroute (MTR), is a computer program which combines the functions of the traceroute and ping programs in one network diagnostic tool. MTR combines the functionality of both the Ping and traceroute Utilities (or. MTR is a network diagnostic tool similar to ping and traceroute. The tool has become one of the go-to tools for replacing Ping and Traceroute. My Traceroute, or MTR, combines traceroute and ping to measure a network path's health. MTR (originally, Matt's TraceRoute, now just My TraceRoute) is a handy, lightweight tool in a UNIX/Linux administrator's arsenal that can help to.