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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0004265Endian FirewallUncategorizedpublic2012-02-03 18:542012-08-01 01:51
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Product Version2.5 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004265: traceroute doesn't work from shell
DescriptionI classified the severity as major because I'm trying to debug an internal routing issue and I can't, easily.

root@cjb-downtown:~ # traceroute
bind: Invalid argument
root@cjb-downtown:~ #

traceroute returns the above error regardless of what ip/hostname you attempt to trace.
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sergiobachega (reporter)
2012-08-01 01:51

I don't know why the problem occurs, but according to the man, [^] the default is to use udp datagrams.
You can have it working using the option -I, to use ICMP echo instead, like this:

traceroute -I <ip>

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-02-03 18:54 Danoh New Issue
2012-02-07 12:07 christian-endian Status new => confirmed
2012-08-01 01:51 sergiobachega Note Added: 0007980

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