Common operational misconceptions

-Hammer- bhmccie at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 16:09:22 CST 2012


"Packet loss at hop X in traceroute/mtr does not necessarily point to a
problem at hop X."

Good one.

Also, security as a whole seems to be confusing for folks. They've seen 
"Firewall" with Harrison Ford and therefore the FW is some secret master 
voodoo widget that only people from Area 51 can operate. They don't 
understand "header manipulation" vs "payload".

-Hammer-

"I was a normal American nerd"
-Jack Herer



On 2/15/2012 3:52 PM, Dan White wrote:
> Packet loss at hop X in traceroute/mtr does not necessarily point to a
> problem at hop X. 



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