Bug 9219 - -w option seems broken
Summary: -w option seems broken
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: traceroute
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 2000-02-08 15:01 UTC by itris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-14 21:28:43 UTC

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Description itris 2000-02-08 15:01:44 UTC
the -w option in traceroute seems to be broken.
when tracerouting to a non-responsive host the traceroute doesn't stop
after the time wait period, it goes on for ever unless a user kills the

this seems to be the same bug that is in the standard rh6.1 ping. Ping was
fixed in rawhide 1.0, traceroute hasn't.

Comment 1 itris 2000-02-09 16:26:59 UTC
Addition to the above statement:
the -w option in traceroute is not equal to the -w option in ping. it's equal
to ping's -i option.
which means that traceroute is lacking the -w option that ping has, though it
would be a VERY good idea to have ping's -w option in tracerout for automative

your choice whether this remains an open "bug" report.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-14 21:28:59 UTC
You're correct, ping and traceroute and ... should have similar options
because they have similar purposes (e.g. debugging networks). I'm gonna
mark this is deferred, we'll get to this someday ...

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