When I use mtr, traceroute or xtraceroute
I'm currently downloading xtraceroute, so no idea if it's the same as mtr and traceroute but I presume so since it needs traceroute.
Traceroute and mtr have to be run in root, via terminal. Now... I'm worried that I'm open to risk due to the fact I've SUed into root while on the net, and then am doing traceroute.
Am I right to be worried, and not use traceroute?
In Windows I would near to always fire up MS-DOS Promt and do tracert and various other things. In Windows, I've no idea if there was a risk, but I didn't know about one, so I wasn't worried. In Linux everyone says don't go on the net while in root because it's hyper-dangerous.
So, here I am, worried whether or not I should use traceroute or mtr because I need to SU into root to use 'em, lol.
So, should I use 'em without worry? Should I have concern and just use one of the multiple traceroute programs on the net??
What should I do???