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Old 04-07-2008, 10:43 AM
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Asterisk in Traceroute?


When I try to do a traceroute from my home computer to my rented server, it doesn't end and lots of asterisks but I can reach my site.

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traceroute to example.com (6x.xxx.xx.xxx), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1)  3.261 ms  0.882 ms  0.894 ms
 2  202.78.96.55 (202.78.96.55)  15.703 ms  20.440 ms  19.937 ms
 3  202.78.96.210 (202.78.96.210)  40.008 ms  44.842 ms  46.024 ms
 4  202.78.96.210 (202.78.96.210)  37.806 ms  38.817 ms  43.920 ms
 5  202.78.97.199 (202.78.97.199)  39.945 ms  38.786 ms  37.962 ms
 6  sjo-bb1-link.telia.net (213.248.98.241)  202.051 ms  203.502 ms  205.967 ms
 7  las-bb1-link.telia.net (213.248.80.17)  219.914 ms  219.435 ms  216.034 ms
 8  vl341ge1-7.cr01.lax02.mzima.net (213.248.94.34)  223.943 ms  215.463 ms  219.768 ms
 9  xe2-1.cr01.lax02.mzima.net (216.193.255.185)  229.965 ms  225.408 ms  224.007 ms
10  ge0-webnx.cust.lax04.mzima.net (72.37.172.158)  215.750 ms  229.495 ms  215.966 ms
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I just press Ctrl-C to end it.

What's wrong with this?

TIA

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Old 04-07-2008, 10:49 AM
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Hi,

It just means that certain types of ICMP traffic are being dropped.

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Old 04-07-2008, 11:00 AM
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^^^^^^^

this means that something between you and your sever is blocking your pings (if you don't know what ICMP is)

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Old 04-07-2008, 11:00 AM
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:01 AM
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more importantly, it's nothing to worry about if your site is reachable

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:06 PM
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The next hop (where the stars start) is your server, this is because you have a software firewall running which is blocking ICMP traffic.

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:08 PM
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That's not necessarily true. It could quite easily be a firewall at the datacentre causing it. A firewall on the server *could* be the cause but isn't the only thing that could cause it.

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Old 04-07-2008, 03:19 PM
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That's not necessarily true. It could quite easily be a firewall at the datacentre causing it. A firewall on the server *could* be the cause but isn't the only thing that could cause it.
In this situation I know thats not the case, as we are the provider (you can see that in the trace). The next hop where the stars start is the clients server.

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