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ICMP black hole: problem position

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Authors Ludovic Jacquin, Vincent Roca , Mohamed-Ali Kaafar
Last updated 2013-01-10 (Latest revision 2012-07-09)
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ICMP is a key protocol to exchange control and error messages over the Internet. Unfortunately it is frequent that some routers along a given path do not correctly process this protocol. This document provides a taxonomy of the problem in order to help an end user who suspects ICMP-related problems to better understand the situation, and possibly identify the faulty router(s).


Ludovic Jacquin
Vincent Roca
Mohamed-Ali Kaafar

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