traceroute problems

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Mar 10 22:30:34 UTC 2008

>> what do you mean "hardware firewall"?
> Dlink DFL-700.

AFAIK it doesn't contain in-silicon logic to route/block/pass packets 
according to rules. it works in the same way like computer running say 
FreeBSD with network cards, just it's dedicated box.

today the "hardware" is abused too much.

true "hardware" routers/firewalls begins at about 10Gbit/s range, where 
making this into hardware make sense.
>> > 4  * * *
>> your firewall (whatever "hardware" means) probably block traceroute
>>  packets
> Right - thanks. I will see if I can unblock it then.
traceroute uses UDP packets, no special port numbers.

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