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Most probably the pong from ping is blocked/gets discarded, while traceroute uses an error message form a node/hop to determine the route. Traceroute is not a standard tool, in that it uses a trick to get the information. The trick is to manipulate the TTL, so the hop responds with an ICMP error (ICMP TTL exceeded), and that is why this is possible.


GeoIP lookups do not necessarily reflect the physical location of the IP address. GeoIP lookups rely soley on the whois information of the netblock. The whois information is often just set to the corporate headquarters of the netblock owner. The most accurate indicator you have of the physical location of an IP address comes from the hostnames of the hops ...

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