[clug] how to use traceroute

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Jun 24 17:31:24 MDT 2014

I used it before to see what is going on with routing. However, there is something going
on with iinet recently, and a download test from ftp.iinet.net.au ran at around 50k/s for
a line sync of 6-7Mb/s.

I did a 'traceroute ftp.iinet.net.au' and it went all the way to 30 hops. I added '-m 255'
and it still went all the way. Looks like some kind of loop between (ftp.iinet...)
and (no DNS). It is still doing this now.

I find this unusual but maybe I do not understand how it works and why this is acceptable.

Can anyone explain why this is so and is this normal?


Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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