Analysis of this hop indicates that some measurements do not reflect end-to-end network performance.

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Detailed explanation

This message indicates that there are one or more conditions at this hop that are inconsistent with the end-to-end network performance. As a result, all capacity-based and loss-based measurements for this hop, as well as all observations and diagnostics, have been suppressed. No further diagnosis of this hop will be made.

Under certain circumstances, intermediate (mid-path) devices may respond in a fashion that does not reflect the end-to-end performance as seen at the target host. This could occur, for example, if an intermediate device is experiencing packet loss when responding directly to test packets, but not when passing packets along to the next node on the test path.