[RndTbl] Curious traceroute (actually, mtr)

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Sat Jul 8 02:11:35 CDT 2023

On 2023-07-06 Brian Lowe wrote:
> When I do an mtr from my home to Wikipedia, the host 
> ae20.3518.ear1.Chicago3.level3.net shows a significant packet loss:

You both nailed it.  If a hop is dropping but the hops after are
lossless, then it's just that hop doing weird stuff with ICMP.  Some
hops might just blanket drop ICMP, depending on their config.  No law
says you have to respond to it.

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