Ping Expired in Transit

Written by James McDonald

February 18, 2015

You get this:

C:\Users\lisa>ping www.2test.com

Pinging 2test.com [63.95.218.111] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 63.95.218.254: TTL expired in transit.
Reply from 63.95.218.254: TTL expired in transit.
Reply from 63.95.218.254: TTL expired in transit.
Reply from 63.95.218.254: TTL expired in transit.

Ping statistics for 63.95.218.111:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

 

Then fire up tracert

C:\Users\lisa>tracert www.2test.com

Tracing route to 2test.com [63.95.218.111]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  BigPond.BigPond [10.0.0.138]
  2    21 ms    20 ms    22 ms  172.18.209.1
  3    20 ms    21 ms    20 ms  172.18.65.161
  4    21 ms    20 ms    20 ms  Bundle-Ether11.ken-edge901.sydney.telstra.net [1
39.130.207.77]
  5    21 ms    22 ms    22 ms  bundle-ether13.ken-core4.sydney.telstra.net [203
.50.11.94]
  6    23 ms    21 ms    22 ms  Bundle-ether18.pad-gw2.sydney.telstra.net [203.5
0.13.82]
  7    21 ms    22 ms    22 ms  bundle-ether1.sydp-core01.sydney.reach.com [203.
50.13.46]
  8   166 ms   165 ms   162 ms  i-0-3-0-6.paix-core01.bx.telstraglobal.net [202.
84.140.194]
  9   160 ms   159 ms   160 ms  202.40.149.38
 10   229 ms   229 ms   230 ms  i-0-4-0-1.ny8a-core01.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.
84.141.125]
 11   297 ms   293 ms   295 ms  202.84.143.58
 12   293 ms   292 ms   290 ms  202.40.148.50
 13   293 ms   292 ms   292 ms  4.68.111.205
 14   304 ms   302 ms     *     ae-4-90.edge2.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.149.2
06]
 15     *      304 ms     *     ae-4-90.edge2.Washington1.Level3.net [4.69.149.2
06]
 16   320 ms   318 ms   321 ms  PROMETRIC-I.edge2.Washington1.Level3.net [4.30.3
4.14]
 17   310 ms   310 ms   309 ms  63.95.218.4
 18   310 ms   310 ms   311 ms  63.95.218.254
 19   312 ms   311 ms   312 ms  63.95.218.254
 20   310 ms   311 ms   310 ms  63.95.218.254
 21   310 ms   311 ms   309 ms  63.95.218.254
 22   311 ms   310 ms   311 ms  63.95.218.254
 23   310 ms   310 ms   310 ms  63.95.218.254
 24   309 ms   311 ms   310 ms  63.95.218.254
 25   310 ms   311 ms   312 ms  63.95.218.254
 26   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms  63.95.218.254
 27   312 ms   309 ms   310 ms  63.95.218.254
 28   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms  63.95.218.254
 29   312 ms   311 ms   311 ms  63.95.218.254
 30   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms  63.95.218.254

We have a routing loop

http://serverfault.com/questions/39712/what-does-ttl-expired-in-transit-mean-on-a-ping-attempt

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