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This function uses traceroute to retrieve the local IP address.


We strongly recommend that you use UAPI instead of cPanel API 2. However, no equivalent UAPI function exists.




 For more information, read our Calls from the WHM API documentation.

 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
// Retrieve IP address traceroute.
$get_IP_traceroute = $cpanel->api2(
    'Net', 'traceroute'


For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.


 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
# Retrieve IP address traceroute.
my $get_IP_traceroute = $cpliveapi->api2(
	'Net', 'traceroute',


For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.


 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


  • In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs. Examples are only present in order to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI.
  • cPanel API 2 calls that use cPanel tags vary in code syntax and in their output.
  • For more information, read our Deprecated cPanel Tag Usage documentation.

 Command Line
cpapi2 --user=username Net traceroute 


  • You must URI-encode values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • You must run the --user=username command.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to cPanel API 2 documentation or run the cpapi2 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the cpapi2 command:


 Output (JSON)
   "cpanelresult" : {
      "apiversion" : 2,
      "data" : [
            "line" : "traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets"
            "line" : " 1  localhost (  0.048 ms  0.013 ms  0.029 ms"
      "event" : {
         "result" : 1
      "func" : "traceroute",
      "module" : "Net"


Use cPanel's API Shell interface (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.


This function does not accept parameters.



ReturnTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
 array of hashesAn array of hashes that contain information about the traceroute resultsThis array of hashes includes the line return. 



The result of the traceroute process.

The function returns this value in the unnamed hash.

The traceroute to string, the host, the IP address in parenthesis, the maximum amount of time the packet requires to travel to the destination, and the packet size , in bytes.traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

A reason for failure.


This function only returns a reason value if there was an error. 

A string that describes the error.This is an error message.

Whether the function succeeded.


  • 1 — The function succeeded.
  • 0 — The function failed.