Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

There are intermittent timeouts upon doing traceroute to an IP address. What impact does it have on say when you are trying to connect to a DB from an App server?

traceroute to <IP>(<IP>), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  * * *
 2  * * *
 3  * * *
 4  * * *
 5  * * *
 6  * <dns name> (<IP>)  0.144 ms  0.096 ms
share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Little to none. Traceroute is a tool for determining the path from one host to another, it is not a tool for analyzing the quality of that path. See my answer to this question as to why:

Intermittent high ping/latency problem

share|improve this answer
add comment

Traceroute timeouts may be indicitave of connectivity issues, but they can not confirm issues, as devices along the path may be configured to drop ICMP packets.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.