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

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


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.

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