Re: [PATCH] Linux default IP ttl

From: Ralf Baechle (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 11:14:27 EST

On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 03:03:31AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:

> George Bonser writes:
> > This has reduced considerably the number of ICMP messages where a packet has
> > expired
> > in transit from my server farms. Looks like there are a lot of clients out
> > there running
> > (apparently) modern Microsoft OS versions with networks having a lot of hops
> > (more than 64).
> Why are there 64 friggin hops between machine in your server farm?
> That is what I want to know. It makes no sense, even over today's
> internet, to have more than 64 hops between two sites.

While I haven't meassure I'd almost be willing to bet my right arm that
you'll find something like that in the packet radio network
which has at least one /8 network so is a considerable part of the
internet's IP space.

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