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The Difference Between Pings To vs Pings Through a Network Device

Submitted by zeroslash on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:35

Have you ever encountered a situation wherein you did a continuous ping to a network device and saw packet loss, but did another continuous ping through it towards a device behind it and saw no packet loss? This can be a more common scenario in network troubleshooting than you might think.

Let's look at the below example diagram.