Re: Ping / Routing Issue!
02-25-2011 12:38:52 PM
Please accept my sincere apologies for I find your issue a bit vague.
However, let me just give you a brief description on how to differentiate a good tracert from a bad tracert.
A good traceroute:
As the packets travel from point A to point B, each hop appear on its own line. Traceroute should display the address and name of each server/router/node along the way and the amount of time (measured in
milliseconds) the packets take to travel on each hop between point A to point B.
A bad traceroute:
Each line of the traceroute displays three (3) pings and the server/router/node of that hop. Asterisks (* * *) found in the hops indicate a timeout. If you see a line with just asterisks on it, that means that the hop between server/router/node took longer than 200ms.
Several lines of timeouts mean the packets are being held up, clogged or lost somewhere along the way. An average good response is around 1ms to 80ms. Any response above 300ms could potentially affect traffic through that hop and would be considered a bad response. If consistent timeouts or bad responses are found within the AT&T network hops, this an AT&T issue. If consistent timeouts or bad responses are found outside of the AT&T network hops, this is not an AT&T issue.
NOTE: Some points on the traceroute will show a timeout because administrators have restricted pings. This may not necessarily indicate a fail point. If the destination host is not reachable at all, then failures will typically be sporadic: * 200ms * (2 timeouts and 1 successful).
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