Hi together,

I experience a problem when doing a traceroute through a ppp-interface. (WCDMA mobile)

What does it mean ? Do I have to bother ? Are packets dropped ? (see below)

It's a Suse 9.3 machine. First traceroute is done towards eth1, second to ppp0


Code:
e2ews1:~ # traceroute 132.196.149.22
traceroute to 132.196.149.22 (132.196.149.22), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  132.196.154.129  0.503 ms   0.431 ms   0.470 ms
 2  132.196.149.22  0.606 ms   0.226 ms   0.346 ms
e2ews1:~ #
e2ews1:~ # traceroute 10.97.1.65
traceroute to 10.97.1.65 (10.97.1.65), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
send failed: No buffer space available
send failed: No buffer space available
send failed: No buffer space available
send failed: No buffer space available
send failed: No buffer space available
send failed: No buffer space available
 1  10.100.224.1  652.704 ms   653.416 ms   671.439 ms
 2  10.100.224.254  671.427 ms   672.441 ms   684.445 ms
 3  10.97.1.65  686.440 ms   702.440 ms   720.445 ms

e2ews1:~ # ping -s 1024 10.97.1.65
PING 10.97.1.65 (10.97.1.65) 1024(1052) bytes of data.
1032 bytes from 10.97.1.65: icmp_seq=1 ttl=62 time=893 ms
1032 bytes from 10.97.1.65: icmp_seq=2 ttl=62 time=433 ms
1032 bytes from 10.97.1.65: icmp_seq=3 ttl=62 time=431 ms
1032 bytes from 10.97.1.65: icmp_seq=4 ttl=62 time=430 ms
1032 bytes from 10.97.1.65: icmp_seq=5 ttl=62 time=429 ms

--- 10.97.1.65 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4004ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 429.644/523.673/893.900/185.117 ms
e2ews1:~ #


e2ews1:~ # netstat -rnv
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
10.99.241.2     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH        0 0          0 ppp0
132.196.149.22  132.196.154.129 255.255.255.255 UGH       0 0          0 eth1
132.196.154.128 0.0.0.0         255.255.255.128 U         0 0          0 eth1
10.80.50.0      0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth1
169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U         0 0          0 eth1
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U         0 0          0 lo
0.0.0.0         10.99.241.2     0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 ppp0

e2ews1:~ # uname -a
Linux e2ews1 2.6.11.4-21.7-default #1 Thu Jun 2 14:23:14 UTC 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
e2ews1:~ # free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        508136     499048       9088          0      75136     293196
-/+ buffers/cache:     130716     377420
Swap:      1012084          0    1012084
e2ews1:~ # df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3             29542580   4593296  24949284  16% /
tmpfs                   254068         0    254068   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda1             28043256  12762264  15280992  46% /windows/C

e2ews1:/etc/sysconfig/network # ifconfig
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:38:17:08:AC
          inet addr:132.196.154.216  Bcast:132.196.154.255  Mask:255.255.255.128
          inet6 addr: fe80::214:38ff:fe17:8ac/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:59871 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:50024 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:15743747 (15.0 Mb)  TX bytes:15841080 (15.1 Mb)
          Interrupt:11

irda0     Link encap:IrLAP  HWaddr 00:00:00:00
          UP RUNNING NOARP  MTU:2048  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7028 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:8
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:106424 (103.9 Kb)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:44875 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:44875 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:24670232 (23.5 Mb)  TX bytes:24670232 (23.5 Mb)

ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
          inet addr:50.0.0.4  P-t-P:10.99.241.2  Mask:255.255.255.255
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1492  Metric:1
          RX packets:123 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:124 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
          RX bytes:12974 (12.6 Kb)  TX bytes:13651 (13.3 Kb)
Is it because if the full memory (see free) ?
But it's a 512megs machine and nothing special is running.

Thanks for tips.
//Tomas