On Mon, 2003-07-07 at 13:52, Stacey Roberts wrote: > 2] Does anyone know of any reason why traceroute might fail on FreeBSD, > but work on Win2K Pro?
Stacey, FreeBSD uses UDP based traceroute while Windows boxes use ICMP based traceroute. Some providers (like ComCast cable) block ICMP packets (so tracert on Windows fails), but let UDP packets through (which means that BSD based traceroute succeeds). HTH, Frank
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