Sometime back I had posted the question(below) and now the problem has dissappeared on its own, may be the routing table somewhere inbetween might have messed up. I am just wondering as to what if it occurs again & what could be the work around? The problem existed for more than a week, and many of the subnets including ours, were unable to access the host, however, the destination host is also a part of our enterprise network.
Thanx to those who replied
>> Adrian Stovall wrote:
Sounds like you're getting stuck at hop 5...if it's a router, the protocol
you're using may not be allowed. SMTP, UDP, and TCP are often treated
differently on different routers for performance or security reasons, or your
mail server may be allowed through while your local machine is not.
>> Matthew Stier wrote:
Your traceroute output indicates you have problems with the 6th hop. Either the
5th hop does know how or can't reach the sixth, or the sixth doesn't know how to
route back to you.
E-mail is a store and forward protocol. Your e-mail server is probably
delivering to an alternative site for the destination, and that alterative site
is actually forwarding it to the destination. A header for a successfully
delivered e-mail would provide confirmation.
>> Barry Gamblin wrote:
I think you have a routing problem. This is not 30 hops. What it says is the
device at 10.2.155.30 (step 5) does not have a route to your final destination. The '*'s in the rest of the steps represent timeouts.
sm> Hi Sun-managers,
sm> we have a problem accessing a host within our intranet. While, I am sure
sm> there are no restrictions applied on us ( tcp filters/wrappers ), we are
sm> unable to browse the site( Netscape Browser say "Connection timed out" - we
sm> tried with "https" too.) . But however we are able deliver mails to the
sm> #ping -s hostname : waits endlessly and on Ctrl-C says 100% packet loss.
sm> #ping hostname : says = no answer from host.
sm> #traceroute hostname : produces the following result (actual nos are
sm> It shows from the output that it is exceeding 30 hops.
sm> root: traceroute -dv x.y.z.t
sm> traceroute: Warning: ckecksums disabled
sm> traceroute to dest.host (x.y.z.t), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
sm> 1 xxxx (aaa.bb.cc.ddd) 36 bytes to my_source_host 2.264 ms 1.955 ms
sm> 2.290 ms
sm> 2 ppp.qq.rr.ss (pp.q.r.ss) 36 bytes my_source_host 555.201 ms 555.176 ms
sm> 555.094 ms
sm> 3 a.b.c.d (a.b.c.d) 36 bytes to my_source_host 555.346 ms 555.404 ms
sm> 555.281 ms
sm> 4 10.2.84.126 (10.2.84.126) 36 bytes to my_source_host 557.639 ms
sm> ms 557.252 ms
sm> 5 10.2.155.30 (10.2.155.30) 36 bytes to my_source_host 662.738 ms 575.706
sm> ms 603.038 ms
sm> 6 * * *
sm> 7 * * *
sm> 8 * * *
sm> 9 * * *
sm> 10 * * *
sm> 11 * * *
sm> 12 * * *
sm> 15 * * *
sm> 16 * * *
sm> 17 * * *
sm> 18 * * *
sm> 19 * * *
sm> 20 * * *
sm> 21 * * *
sm> 22 * * *
sm> 23 * * *
sm> 24 * * *
sm> 25 * * *
sm> 26 * * *
sm> 27 * * *
sm> 28 * * *
sm> 29 * * *
sm> 30 * * *
sm> Anyidea whatz wrong?
sm> Thanx & with regards,
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