On Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 01:16:45AM -0000, Dermot Hanley wrote:
> T=237 : this is time to live (TTL) which is the maximum time the packet is
> allowed to remain in the internet system, in this case it's 237 seconds
> (after which is should be destroyed/dropped).
The TTL is not measured in seconds. It's measured in hops. Each
router or host that forwards the packet is supposed to decrement this
field and drop the packet when it hits zero.
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