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Some sites time out in OS 10.4.11, work in 10.5.8

1336 Views 16 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2013 10:19 AM by Phil Johnston RSS
  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to BDAqua)

    Conclusion: Manually configure 10.4.11 with all static info.  Might bypass router recalcitrance.


    I now conclude that no-one else has this problem, and something in my network/router setup is blocking attempts to contact the problem sites from OS10.4.11 and OS8.6, but not from OS10.5.8.


    There is a big difference in how your router is working between 10.4 & 10.5.  Notice how traceroute does not get a response from the router in 10.4 but when using 10.5, traceroute does get a response.


    For what it is worth, I  get a " * * * " response from my Verizon gt704wg router when using 10.4.11.

    From the terminal, look at:

    man traceroute.
      I got the most info out of the default.  Tried: UDP , TCP , GRE and ICMP


    10.4.11 --  traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

    1  * * *


    10.5.8 -- traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

    1 (  10.709 ms  1.296 ms  11.103 ms




    Perhaps there was a change in tcp/ip in apple's implementation from 10.4 to 10.5.

    Perhaps this is causing your router to act differently.


    Perhaps you need to try a different router.  What a pain.  No way to advise what routers are going to work and what do not.


    Perhaps you should manually configure 10.4.11 with all static info.




    I got a gift laptop from a neighbor.  Put my copy of XP on it. did tracert  Got " * * * " from my router.


    For what it is worth, I read were MS started off with the Berkley TCP/IP stack in '95.



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