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Questions tagged [traceroute]

For questions about trace routing where, for instance, you are troubleshooting routing issues or have problems using the traceroute command via CLI on a network device.

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Traceroute - every packet has TTL == 1

I'm working on Wireshark lab-IP in Computer networking - A top down approach and I don't understand why every packet that normally expired has a TTL of 1. Here is my Wireshark capture file. https://...
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Traceroute UDP port question

I know, that traceroute uses UDP, and for destination port it starts with 33434. Then, with each next hop it increments the destination port number by 1. The questions is: why does traceroute need to ...
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Is it possible to perform a Layer 2 (MAC address) traceroute?

I understand the difference between layer2 & layer3 and MAC & IP. I understand address resolution protocol, etc. But is there any way to do a traceroute that will show Layer 2 information? For ...
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Traceroute Over TCP vs UDP

For what purpose would one wish to send traceroute over TCP rather than UDP? What advantages/disadvantages are there in doing so? I know that traceroute normally uses UDP ICMP "echo" packets while ...
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traceroute doesn't print entire route sometimes

Monitoring my network I realized some time ago that traceroute used to print routes more complete than it is doing right now... and, right now, sometimes traceroute omits some devices. For example, ...