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Re: IP over SONET considered harmful?

  • From: Havard.Eidnes
  • Date: Fri Mar 20 13:03:20 1998

>   I consider Windows 95 to be the least common denominator,
>   which has a default IP TTL of 32.  Yes, 32.  So that implies
>   that each NSP should decrement no less than 8 TTLs.

That's broken. I quote from RFC 1340, dated July 1992:

   The current recommended default time to live (TTL) for the Internet
   Protocol (IP) [45,105] is 64.

This does not change reality, of course, but it also does not
make it less broken.

- Håvard