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  1. #1

    traceroute? or tracert?

    For some reason on linux this fails always
    [zakaqere@localhost ~]$ /usr/sbin/traceroute
    traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
     1 (  1.931 ms  1.728 ms  1.618 ms
     2  * * *
     10 * * *
    Yet when I do this on windows
    C:\Documents and Settings/HP_Administrator>tracert.exe
    Tracing route to []
    over a maximum of 30 hops
      1     27ms     26ms     25ms
    Trace complete.
    It only works on windowsfor some reason!
    Interestingly windows tracert works fine so I will try wine-ing that but in the mean time think that windows succeeds because it uses ping. Does anyone have a copy of a program that works like that.
    When did a manual traceroute:
    [root@localhost zakaqere]# ping -c 1 -t 1
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    From icmp_seq=1 Time to live exceeded
    --- ping statistics ---
    1 packets transmitted, 0 received, +1 errors, 100% packet loss, time 0ms
    [root@localhost zakaqere]# ping -c 1 -t 2
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    From icmp_seq=1 Time to live exceeded
    --- ping statistics ---
    1 packets transmitted, 0 received, +1 errors, 100% packet loss, time 0ms
    That succeded so I am pretty sure of it. Help would be appreciated

  2. #2
    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    West Yorks
    I am using FC6 and was able to run traceroute successfully.
    traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
    When the process is complete, it takes me back to the command prompt but does not say that the trace was complete. The results though show that the trace was complete.

  3. #3
    I guess i'll see if i can download the rpm for fc6's traceroute

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  5. #4
    I am experiencing exactly the same situation on my Ubuntu 5.04. I found out when I noticed my emails sent via evolution were not getting sent. Now this condition only occured I think when some while ago I configured my system to enable my dial up connect on startup. My internet works fine and I can receive emails.

    I have used PING to check and it fails in exactly the same way you describe with 100% packet loss..
    and Traceroute fails after one 1 hop.

    I am no guru on this subject but hopefully my info might help.

  6. #5
    I made ping work by hard-coding a static route into my top level router. Apparantly it supports the RIP protocol but it did not detect the router except as another computer. I'll just write a shell script in the mean time.

  7. #6
    Zaka: You still don't know why this happened?

  8. #7
    Nope, I know just enough about networks to keep them running. I'm trying to perfect my subnet setup. It goes a little like:
    linksys router [gateway]-----------WireLess Router[subnet]
           |       |        |                                              |
           |       |        |                                              |
    printer   |   MacOSX                                Me via WiFi
    All of the routers use DHCP but I want to manually configure them with static routing
    ================================================== =================
    EDIT:Nope tracert fails under wine
    and tcptraceroute:
    [root@localhost zakaqere]# tcptraceroute -p 80
    Selected device eth3, address, port 80 for outgoing packets
    Tracing the path to ( on TCP port 80, 30 hops max
     1 ( [closed]  1194.156 ms * 968.524 ms
    Also fails horribly
    I couldn't install the fc6 rpm (expected) for many hundred things including my desktop evironments depend on them.
    I guess I could live without traceroute.

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