On Linux, if you see

mtr: unable to get raw sockets.

The following might help:

sudo chmod 4755 $(which mtr)


The reason this happens is that only privileged processes (or processes with proper capabilities(7) on Linux) can create raw sockets, which is needed to send/receive ICMP packets. By chmod(2), the executable will get the S_ISUID mode, which means it can set process effective user ID when execve(2).

A safer solution is

sudo setcap cap_net_raw+ep $(which mtr)

which only gives mtr the cap_net_raw capability.

Reinstalling the mtr package via the package manager should also solve the problem since it will do whatever appropriate to make it work.