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For questions about the next gateway to which packets should be forwarded along the path to their final destination. One technique to make content of a routing table smaller is called next-hop routing.

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minimum hop limit for a packet where there are n routers between source and destination

I am having some confusion while calculating he minimum hop limit ... consider following scenario: (source)-------(R1)--------(R2)--------(destination) Now when an IP datagram is supposed to travel ...