# Document Shepherd
# Technical Summary
This document specifies consumer and forwarder behavior as well as message
formats for a traceroute protocol for CCNx and NDN systems. It also describes
the specific differences of ICN-traceoute to IP-ICMP-based traceroute as well
as security considerations.
ICN-traceroute is part of an instrumentation toolset for ICN. There is another
specification (https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-irtf-icnrg-icnping/) that
falls into the same space.
# Document Quality
The document has been worked on since 2016 and has seen good feedback from
different ICN teams, especially with respect to compatibility to protocol
formats. The ICNRG last call has led to some corrections in this direction, and
the document is now considered ready for publication.