TimeToLive Property  

Gets and sets the time-to-live value for the ICMP datagram.


object.TimeToLive [= value ]


The time-to-live (TTL) value is specified in the IP header of a datagram, and is used to control the number of routers that the datagram is passed through. Each router that handles the datagram decrements the TTL value by one. When it drops to zero, a datagram is returned to the sender, specifying that the TTL has been exceeded.

Setting this property changes the default TTL value for all subsequent ICMP datagrams sent by the control, with the default value being 255. Reading this property returns the value of the TTL field in the IP header of the last datagram received.

Data Type

Integer (Int32)

See Also

PacketSize Property, Timeout Property, Echo Method