I'm trying to connect from a company network to a host (via HTTPS), but my attempts fail with timeout. I can resolve the host. I know the host is up. I know there is a firewall filtering by incoming IP number protecting the remote host. Traceroute is disabled on some router in my company network, so I cannot see till where my packets go. I know that my packets are stuck somewhere along the route. It might be (I think) a bad route in our company network; or a misconfigured firewall blocking me on the remote host (while it was supposed to grant me access). (Turned out to be the latter.)
Without traceroute, is there any technical way I can determine whether the misconfiguration preventing a connect is in our company network, or on the remote host? (Assuming the Internet inbetween is reliable.)
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