Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Keeping traceroute/tracepath by my side these days

Ugh! All sorts of networking issues lately at work. Each environment is set up differently from a networking standpoint. Makes promoting code a pain in the butt. I've been giving traceroute and tracepath both a workout these past couple of days. Who says learning Unix utilities is a waste of time in this day and age of graphical desktops and networking utilities. One tip from today: Make sure you specify the port that you want to route to in the traceroute/tracepath invocation. In our case it did make a difference ;-)