Michael Dale wrote:
>I'm having problems running a trace route through my m0n0wall box.
>This only seems to effect my *nix systems. For example on my Mac and FreeBSD
>boxes I get the following:
>electra:~ michaeldale$ traceroute google.com
>traceroute to google.com (188.8.131.52), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
> 1 core.dalegroup.net (10.0.0.253) 56.11 ms 1.088 ms 0.996 ms
> 2 * * *
> 3 * * *
> 4 * * *
>Although it works fine on my Windows box.
>This problem only started after I replaced smoothwall with m0n0wall. The
>router is setup to forward all outbound traffic.
The problem is that *nix systems don't use IMP for tracerts, *nix
systems tend to spew out UDP packets on random ports and hope that the
receiving systems 1) aren't listening for legitimate traffic on the port
selected, 2) return an IMP packet indicating that the UDP packet wasn't
deliverable, 3) don't treat the packet as hostile and block the sender
completely as a result of an overly agressive IDS.
Windows uses IMP ECHO requests, which are clearly identified as being
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