what is difference betwwen request time out and time to live exceeded

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Apr 2nd, 2008

Hi all,

i want to know what is differnece between these two when we ping a IP

1>request time out.

2>time to live exceeded


I have this problem too.
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lamav Wed, 04/02/2008 - 20:36

Request timed out means that the target host did not respond to the PING in time. In other words, there was too much of a delay between the time that the source host sent the echo and the time that the echo reply was sent back -- if it was ever sent back.

TTL exceeded means that the IP TTL counter, which is decremented by 1 with every hop a packet takes, has reached 0. Usually due to a routing loop.


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