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Jul 12th, 2007

Dear all,

what is the difference between "destination unreachable" and "request timeout"?

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dgahm Thu, 07/12/2007 - 22:13

Request timeout simply means no response was received before the timeout period expired. Destination unreachable is an ICMP message generated by a router that was unable to forward the packet and sent to the source of the packet.

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guruprasadr Fri, 07/13/2007 - 04:34

HI,

If a request times out, it means that your computer did not receive a response at all. It's the equivalent of calling someone and having the phone ring hundreds of times until you decide to give up.

The Destination Host Unreachable message means that a router sent you back an error and is equivalent to a busy signal.

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