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question concerning traceroute?

  • From: Darrell Carley
  • Date: Thu Oct 17 10:33:55 2002

I am trying to troubleshoot a latency issue for some of our networks, and was wondering about this…Knowing that routing isn’t always symmetrical, is it possible for a traceroute to traverse a different reverse path, than the path that it took to get there?  …or will it provide a trace of the path the packet took to reach the destination? 

According to definition, is should take the same path, but are there any other cases that I should be aware of?