I had a quick questions regarding mtr. Below is a sample mtr to an IP

Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1.         0.0%   971    0.6   0.5   0.4  17.1   1.0
 2.         0.0%   971    0.5   0.4   0.3   7.5   0.5
 3.        0.0%   971    0.5   0.4   0.3   8.5   0.5

Would you happen to know why there are two entries for hop 2? Thanks.
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Kamran ArshadConnect With a Mentor IT AssociateCommented:

You are not tracing the path of one packet, but of many. Hopefully, all those packets will follow the same route, but this is by no means assured. What if a link fails during the traceroute? Your packets may be rerouted, and traceroute's output becomes a confused combination of two separate routes.

This has happened in your case. You may study the below article for details:
ShadowColossusAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help :)
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