Subject: RE: traceroute only shows beginning and end
To: 'Steven M. Bellovin' <email@example.com>
From: Michael D. Spence <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/26/2006 10:39:33
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven M. Bellovin [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:19 AM
> To: Michael D. Spence
> Cc: 'George Georgalis'; netbsd-users@NetBSD.org
> Subject: Re: traceroute only shows beginning and end
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:00:10 -0400, "Michael D. Spence"
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: netbsd-users-owner@NetBSD.org
> > > [mailto:netbsd-users-owner@NetBSD.org] On Behalf Of
> George Georgalis
> > > Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:48 AM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: traceroute only shows beginning and end
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 06:58:53PM -0400, Michael D. Spence wrote:
> > > >I recently got a new FIOS connection from Verizon. There's a
> > > >fancy router that comes with the package. It works well, except
> > > >when I do a traceroute via the router, every hop has the
> > > >address (although there do seem to be the correct number
> of hops).
> > > >
> > > >What would make traceroute do this? Could it be some sort of NAT
> > > >misconfiguration? (It's definitely the router, because
> if I use my
> > > >other connection, all is correct.)
> > >
> > > weird. does pkgsrc/net/mtr do the same thing?
> > >
> > I expect it will. On further investigation, tcpdump
> reports that the
> > "time exceeded" packets have the wrong source address, which really
> > sounds like a bug in the router to me.
> Bug or feature? Maybe Verizon doesn't want you to see the network --
> after all, you can't map out phone switches that way...
<g>. Well, I guess, but their Tech Support didn't know anything about it.
I'm going for the theory that this is a really new router (they just rolled
it out) and some programmer at ActionTec's gonna smack himself in the
Michael D. Spence
Mockingbird Data Systems, Inc.