[lug] ping vs. traceroute

Rob Riggs rob at pangalactic.org
Sun Oct 22 19:08:15 MDT 2000

Ping is ICMP, traceroute is generally UDP. Traceroute can
be made to use ICMP with the -I option. See the tracroute(8)
man page for more details.

John Starkey wrote:
> Why would traceroute time out each time I try the same addy yet ping gets
> it at lightning speed? Both are icmp right? Wille ping be routed
> differently every time??

Rob Riggs

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