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ratcheer

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Daily Tests - traceroute often fails
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:48:30 PM »

On occasion, I have been able to successfully run a traceroute to an ipv6 website. However, it usually fails after partial success. This is to sites for which all the other daily tests have succeeded. Can anyone tell me why?

Here is today's example:

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traceroute to 2610:148:fd8f:d7fc:203:baff:fe8f:29d (2610:148:fd8f:d7fc:203:baff:fe8f:29d) from 2001:470:8:b57:230:1bff:feb5:9a1d, 30 hops max, 16 byte packets
 1  2001:470:8:b57::1 (2001:470:8:b57::1)  2.221 ms  2.267 ms  4.24 ms
 2  ratcheer-1.tunnel.tserv13.ash1.ipv6.he.net (2001:470:7:b57::1)  43.137 ms  44.029 ms  42.174 ms
 3  gige-g4-12.core1.ash1.he.net (2001:470:0:90::1)  43.285 ms  40.935 ms  46.249 ms
 4  10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.dal1.he.net (2001:470:0:3b::1)  75.376 ms  81.666 ms  75.439 ms
 5  10gigabitethernet5-4.core1.atl1.he.net (2001:470:0:1b6::2)  76.723 ms  75.654 ms  75.136 ms
 6  2001:470:1:124::2 (2001:470:1:124::2)  74.868 ms  75.815 ms  75.173 ms
 7  rich-gateway-rtr-to-sox-v6.8.4.1.0.0.1.6.2.ip6.arpa (2610:148:1f02:c2cc::2)  89.747 ms  89.422 ms  90.659 ms
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cholzhauer

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Re: Daily Tests - traceroute often fails
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 07:44:21 PM »

It's not just you

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traceroute6 to 2610:148:fd8f:d7fc:203:baff:fe8f:29d (2610:148:fd8f:d7fc:203:baff:fe8f:29d) from 2001:470:c27d:e000:20c:29ff:fe8a:1618, 64 hops max, 12 byte packets
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    2001:470:c27d:d000:2e0:81ff:fe79:f4c4  1.145 ms  0.869 ms
 2  servicespring-1.tunnel.tserv9.chi1.ipv6.he.net  41.587 ms  40.855 ms  41.000 ms
 3  gige-g3-4.core1.chi1.he.net  38.285 ms  37.940 ms  46.929 ms
 4  10gigabitethernet7-2.core1.nyc4.he.net  57.657 ms  55.619 ms  55.555 ms
 5  10gigabitethernet2-3.core1.ash1.he.net  61.700 ms  69.850 ms  69.569 ms
 6  10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.dal1.he.net  78.613 ms  88.372 ms  78.519 ms
 7  10gigabitethernet5-4.core1.atl1.he.net  101.171 ms  105.869 ms  102.310 ms
 8  2001:470:1:124::2  94.782 ms  95.003 ms  95.331 ms
 9  rich-gateway-rtr-to-sox-v6.8.4.1.0.0.1.6.2.ip6.arpa  87.384 ms  87.782 ms  86.967 ms
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It took a long time to start tracing though...
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johnpoz

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Re: Daily Tests - traceroute often fails
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 06:13:48 AM »

Its because some people do not follow the RFC's and break basic troubleshooting tools!

Many traceroutes will fail on the ipv4 network as well.  This is nothing new at all..  Its hard get a full trace to lots and lots of locations.. Trace to tunnelbroker.net be it ipv4 or ipv6 and it fails.

 9  Hurrican-Electric-LLC.Port-channel100.ar3.SJC2.gblx.net (64.214.174.246)  84.031 ms  88.792 ms  89.332 ms
10  10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.fmt1.he.net (72.52.92.109)  341.670 ms  342.332 ms  341.682 ms
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 5  10gigabitethernet4-4.core1.sjc2.he.net (2001:470:0:1b4::1)  86.798 ms  86.317 ms  87.482 ms
 6  10gigabitethernet1-1.core1.fmt1.he.net (2001:470:0:2f::1)  101.654 ms  87.109 ms  95.878 ms
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pcreager

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Re: Daily Tests - traceroute often fails
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 08:13:34 PM »

Yup, I've seen the same in my daily tests.  The most problematic are the traceroute and the reverse resolution tests.  Some routers just won't respond to ICMP at all, or ICMP will be the first traffic type to be dropped on a busy router.  And many sites don't seem to be registering PTR records.
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