[Olsr-users] Hop Count of data packets

Bhat, Ishwara (spam-protected)
Fri Apr 3 20:04:53 CEST 2009

I thought if data packet comes by virtue of my system behavior, I could
check the TTL field of the received IP packet (without having to
initiate trace route)... 

If I need to check how "far" a specified IP address is, when the network
is "quiet" wrt my system data, then I could do explicit trace route and
check the TTL in the response...? 

-----Original Message-----
From: L. Aaron Kaplan [mailto:(spam-protected)] 
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 7:54 PM
To: Bhat, Ishwara
Cc: Henning Rogge; (spam-protected)
Subject: Re: [Olsr-users] Hop Count of data packets

I guess Henning and me were actually talking about the same thing :)
traceroute (the tool) uses exactly the TTL hop count field in ICMP  

good luck! :))

On Apr 3, 2009, at 3:58 PM, Bhat, Ishwara wrote:

> Thanks a lot. I think this also will help me.
> May be, when I do not have data packets I could do trace route to  
> find the hops and when I have data packets I could check TTL.

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