TTL differnt value in ping

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Apr 29th, 2007

when i ping i get reply with a differnt TTL, i want an explanation for that problem....

Thank you for your help

Ahmed Tantawy

N.B.,a snapshot to the ping is attached.

I have this problem too.
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mohammedmahmoud Sun, 04/29/2007 - 04:18


This means that for some reason the 3rd and 4th packets took a different path with less routers in it (TTL is reduced by one when passing through a router).

HTH, please rate if it does help,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

eng_ahmed_tantawy Sun, 04/29/2007 - 05:32


Thanks for your respond but i ask for the reason uopn which this case makes me crazy thinking of it.

Thank you

mohammedmahmoud Sun, 04/29/2007 - 05:50


As far as i can say, the TTL value in the received packet will be 255 minus the number of routers in the round-trip path. The 3rd and 4th packets have found another path on the internet while traveling to/from the destination and thus they took it.


Mohammed Mahmoud.


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