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Traceroute Port

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Apr 17th, 2002
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Whenever a client would do a trace from their network to one of their server colocated to our network, an asterisk would appear just when the IP of that server should appear. Those servers are all behind Pix535. Obviously the Pix blocks such request. I wonder what port should i open to get desired result. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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srittenberg Wed, 04/17/2002 - 20:27
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PC trace route or tracert uses icmp. you need to permit icmp type 8 and type 0 (echo and echo-reply)

jtornea Wed, 04/17/2002 - 22:13
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I have actually done exactly what you suggest. I permitted icmp type 0 and 8 on both interfaces ( outside and perimeter1) since I am doing a static NAT from perimeter1 to outside interface. But traceroute still doesn't go through. Any more ideas? Thanks...

fmadar Mon, 04/22/2002 - 08:06
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You must permit outbound UDP packets (enable by default) and permit ICMP packets in, this packets should be ICMP type 11, code 0 (time to live exceeded in transit) and ICMP type 3, code 3 (destination unreachable, port unreachable ). For more information take a look at.


jtornea Mon, 04/22/2002 - 18:10
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Hi fmadar,

thanks for the white paper. it helped me analyze my configuration to achive what i wanted, and i did!


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