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Jun 23rd, 2003
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Hello,


I have 2 router (1700-1700) connected with a leased line within 5 km.

When i send a ping packet, the remote router sends an icmp packet (time to live expired).

Whats the problem?

Thanks.

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mark-obrien Mon, 06/23/2003 - 02:58
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It could be that neither router has a routing table entry for the destination address you are pinging, and they each have a default route (or other short matching route) pointed to the other. This would cause a routing loop and a TTL expired message.


Check each router for the route to the address you are pinging.


Mark

mark-obrien Mon, 06/23/2003 - 04:48
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Also, do a traceroute and see if there is a loop.

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