RE: A bit OT but still weird [traceroute issue]

I just tried a


The connection here is broadband cable not DSL. The first address I got was which is definitely not one of my addresses (server or router).
It must be one of my ISP's internal servers. In other words, it looks like
your sample.

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jason Staudenmayer
Sent: March 17, 2006 09:42
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: A bit OT but still weird [traceroute issue]

Hi all,
I have a client who's had a DSL line for a few years, a few months
ago it started to kick him off line. I've checked and re-checked all his
equipment and found the linksys DHCP server was crapping out.
Changed all systems to static and everything looked fine. Got a call two
weeks later that he was still getting dropped from the DSL. I had Verizon
send a new modem and ran some other checks (pings, tracert and log files). I
found that the DynDNS client I had running was getting a new address every
15 -20 min. So we called V and asked if they changed anything (I'm sure you
all know the answer) "everything is normal on our end". Now I'm not stupid
and I've been doing this network crap for ten years, I know I didn't change
anything for me client and out of nowhere he has connection issues. So I was
over there last night and found something I've never seen before. I was
running tracert and the destination address would show as the first hop,
like this:

C:\>tracert -d

Tracing route to [] over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms <this is teh oddness>
2 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms
3 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms
4 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms
5 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms
6 16 ms <10 ms 16 ms
7 16 ms 31 ms 31 ms
8 16 ms 31 ms 32 ms
9 32 ms 46 ms 47 ms
10 32 ms 47 ms 46 ms
11 31 ms 47 ms 47 ms
12 32 ms 46 ms 47 ms

Trace complete.


This is not the trace from his network but that's what it looked like.
Now AFAIK the first hop should be your local router. Anybody seen this
before? His setup is as follows:

DSL-line-------westell 6100------linksys router------network

I know that westell 6100 was a pain in the ass to get working right but I
setup the same thing for a friend and she hasn't had any problems.

Thanks all


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