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WhatRoute 1.12: Mavericks Tested, PPC Dropped

5 September 2013 662 views No Comment

WhatRoute shipped as part of the default OS 9 install and, for folks afeared of the Terminal, has been the go to Mac traceroute tool on OS X, too.

Here is an app that has been around since System 7.5.3 and the original Mac TCP/IP stack. WhatRoute shipped as part of the default OS 9 install and, for folks unskilled in the dark arts of the Terminal, has been the go to Mac traceroute tool on OS X, too.

• WhatRoute 1.12 (download)
— Intel only – (latest PPC version is WhatRoute 1.11.0)
— New privileged helper – net.whatroute.helper
— New context menu in Flow Monitor and Traceroute tables – right click on address or hostname field
— Improved handling of DNS and network timeouts
— Tested with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
— Flow Monitoring of remote hosts – requires small helper on the remote host. Please contact me if you wish to try this.
— Bug fixes and code refactoring

And, yes, if you haven’t seen WhatRoute in awhile, it looks pretty much as it did back in the day. Although not quite as retro the OS 9 screen grab above, WhatRoute is a bracingly familiar face in our increasingly iOS-ified world…

PowerPC is dead! Long live PowerPC!

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