Bug 7050 - Problem with traceroute
Problem with traceroute
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: traceroute (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-11-16 13:45 EST by bpinaud
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 11:07:01 EST
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Description bpinaud 1999-11-16 13:45:29 EST
I'm a network administrator and on my network, i use an ipchains based
firewall. When i do a traceroute on the firewall the only hop that appears
is the end of the traceroute. On a workstation behind the firewall i've got
two hops : the firewall and the end of the query. On a workstation with
windows 98, traceroute works fine. The Linux workstations are under RH6.1
and the firewall is under RH6.0 with the latest version of ipchains.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-02-04 11:07:59 EST
This sounds like a firewall configuration problem. Different traceroute tools
may happen to implement their functionality using slightly different network
protocols (e.g. ICMP vs. UDP). It's not a bug in these tools - if you want them
to work, you will have to configure your firewall accordingly.

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