Why traceroute can not work through IPsec gateways

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Author Michael Richardson 
Last updated 1997-07-16
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This document describes the problem of doing diagnostics through IPsec gateways (VPNs). If the gateways implement their policies to the letter, then diagnostics are not possible.


Michael Richardson (mcr@sandelman.ottawa.on.ca)

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