strange ttl on ping results
Posted on 2004-10-08
this confused me:
pinging 127.0.0.1 had a reply in under <1ms , and by TTL=128
pinging something in poland replied in 561ms, and the TTL=41
pinging something in UK replied in 700ms, and the TTL = 238
the pinging of 127.0.0.1 threw me off...
how can a ping to the UK ( im in australia ), have a higher TTL than
pinging 127.0.0.1 ??
and why is there such a big range , ,i.e TTL=41 .... TTL=238,, doesnt
200 hops seem a bit large..
who sets the initial ping ttl ? me ??
if so why does windows set a TTL=128 when pining myself,, 255 ( i assume ) when
pinging someone else,,, and how did the server in poland get down to 41 ....