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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IP Traceroute RFC 1393

Is RFC 1393 implemented by real routers in practice? Are there any tools that generate traceroutes using it?
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Why do some common traceroute implementations default to using UDP probes?

I was recently troubleshooting a network connectivity meta-problem, in that I knew a given destination was reachable, but I was not able to demonstrate that with traceroute because the path went cold ...
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traceroute many hops with the same ip

I'm a software developer that sometimes has to do some easy network tasks but knows almost nothing about it. I'm having some problems with a vps I rent ( ENJOY VPS: Unmanaged VPS - Medium VPS) and ...
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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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