The number of internet routers that a datagram passes through in transit to its destination; each internet router counts as one hop.
A measure of distance between two nodes in an internet. A hop count of means there are n-1 gateways between the source and the destination nodes.
Routing metric used to measure the distance between a source and a destination. RIP uses hop count as its sole metric. See also hop and RIP.
The number of routers a message must pass through to reach its destination. It is used to determine the most efficient network route.
Hop count is a measure of distance between two points on the Internet. It is equivalent to the number of gateways that separate the source and destination.
A term used when counting components and sections of wire in an Ethernet network to determine whether Ethernet compliance has been met.
In a data communications network, the number of legs traversed by a packet between its source and destination.
A reference to the maximum number of nodes through which a frame may pass on the way to its destination in a Token Ring Network.
The value in the Transport Control field that indicates the number of IPX routers that have processed the IPX packet.
A routing metric used to measure the distance between a source and a destination. Each hop equates to the passage of a packet through one router. AppleTalk uses hop counts to determine routing while IP routing takes into account bandwidth and other factors when determining routes. This is one reason that AppleTalk is not a particularly desirable protocol for large networks.
The number of stops a network packet makes from source to destination.
The total number of bridge hops a broadcast frame can make. If a frame that has exceeded its hop count is passed to the Catalyst 1600, the frame is not forwarded.
The number of connections between two hosts, based on the number of different routers needed to traverse the distance between the two hosts.
A routing metric used to measure the distance between a source and a destination. Particularly used by RIP.
In the Token-Ring Network, the number of bridges through which a frame passes on the way to its destination.
The number of routers and bridges a packet traverses between a source and destination. A header field in the packet stores the hop count. Each router or bridge in the path drops the packet if the hop count exceeds a predetermined value and adds one to the hop count if it does not.