Internet diameter?

William Herrin bill at
Thu Nov 22 05:30:06 UTC 2018

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 7:58 PM Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists at> wrote:
> now, why does it matter?

Good question! It matters because a little over two decades ago we had
some angst as equipment configured to emit a TTL of 32 stopped being
able to reach everybody. Today we have a lot of equipment configured
to emit a TTL of 64. It's the default in Linux, for example. Are we
getting close to the limit where that will cause problems? How close?

Bill Herrin

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