Re: [fw-wiz] Traceroute

From: Luca Berra (
Date: 10/21/03

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    On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 06:39:48PM -0400, Paul Robertson wrote:
    >On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Jim McAtee wrote:
    >> Is it generally considered safe to permit incoming UDP ports 33434+ through the
    >> firewall to enable traceroute to reach destination machines? Or should it be
    do you mean traceroute to internal machines?
    >> limited to a finite range of ports, or not permitted at all?
    what do you mean finite: traceroute usually is 33434 - 33463 (due to
    most traceroute implementation stopping after 30 hosts)

    >I wouldn't permit it at all, UDP is too easy to spoof. In the past, I've
    >had luck with setting up a traceroute CGI externally for users who just
    >*had* to have the functionality. Reporting usage on that script got us
    >quickly past the next request ;)
    actually traceroute to outside destination only requires inbound icmp
    (ttl-exceeded and port-unreachable). You just have to forget about state
    on traceroute :)))
    traceroute to inside should stop at the firewall with a reject.


    Luca Berra --
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