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Old 09-14-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
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traceroute times out


I'm trying to trace some spam, but traceroute keeps timing out. I get:

Traceroute to scum.spammer.com(666.666.666.666), 30 max hops, 38 byte packets
1 * * *
2 * * *
etc, etc

Tracert works fine on my windows machine so I doubt it's something external. I can ping and dig, I don't know what else to try. Maybe I need to load a module? Also when I tracert in windows if it times out it says so, while traceroute does not. I'm thinking this is just the difference between the commands but maybe not. Or is there a better command I could use?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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Try traceroute with the -I switch to use the same method as Windows tracert.
Another tool you should have is tcptraceroute which gets around some types of filtering.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 04:39 PM   #3
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ok thanks the -I switch works great and I'll defintely check out that tcptraceroute app
 
  


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