I have, for some time, been able to ssh into my father's FreeBSD machine in
the Road Runner network in Central New York. Last night, I tried so that I
could fix a problem for him and ssh timed out. No problem I thought, his
modem has a different IP than the one I have in my /etc/hosts file, but this
turned to not be the case.
Well, after some digging, I did a traceroute to his IP address. The packets
went all over the place, from San Jose, to Colorado, back to San Jose, to
Colorado then to Ohio, then to Denver, then to San Jose, then to Ohio, etc.
(you get the idea). Eventually, traceroute was just lost and confused and I
hit ctrl-c. Thinking the problem would work itself out, I decided to wait
and try again tonight however, I'm having the same problem tonight.
Obviously, though, I can use my Internet connection (after all, the
e-mail . . .), but why can't I get to his IP address. For kicks and grins
tonight, I logged onto my DSL modem and looked at it's routing table. I
found some interesting information.
First, my DSL modems IP is 126.96.36.199, however, the default route appears
to be 188.8.131.52. Obviously, I've got to cross at least one network to get
to this default route in the first place. I'm assuming this is the default
route because it appears in the routing table as such:
dest netmask gateway
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 184.108.40.206
Now, here's the output of traceroute (with name resolution turned off):
-> traceroute -n 220.127.116.11
traceroute to 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 * * *
2 126.96.36.199 40.303 ms * 39.421 ms
Why on earth would there be delays on the first hop when not using name
Ok, now my machines setup: my DSL modem is the router (as you all knew). It
also acts as a DHCP server but my FreeBSD machine is setup as static IP. The
local, private, IP network is 192.168.0.0/24 with the DSL modem as
192.168.0.1 and my box is statically assigned 192.168.0.10.
Any thoughts as what might be wrong on my end before I start bugging my ISP?
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