[lug] ping vs. traceroute

John Starkey jstarkey at advancecreations.com
Mon Oct 23 09:10:13 MDT 2000

Thanks Rob.

On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Rob Riggs wrote:

> 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??

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