I use debian:
/etc/hostname => static (meaning my hostname is called static)
/etc/hosts => 127.0.0.1 localhost
traceroute static ==> Traceroute resolves to (xx.xx.xx.30) a very strange and unknown/wrong host.
dig static => resloves to the ROOT-Namesevers ...
Most likely I need to define in /etc/hosts my hostname to ip adress mapping. that is the cause of the problem. (something like yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy static =>myip to hostname mapping)
But(!!!) I want to understand where traceroute gets this weired IP-Adress. I would be very thankfull if someone can explain how this IP Adress is retrievend and where does it come from
Thank you very much!!! Markus