Last Updated on November 2, 2020 by InfraExam
Which ICMPv6 message is sent when the IPv6 hop limit field of a packet is decremented to zero and the packet cannot be forwarded?
- network unreachable
- time exceeded
- protocol unreachable
- port unreachable
Answers Explanation & Hints:
ICMPv6 uses the hop limit field in the IPv6 packet header to determine if the packet has expired. If the hop limit field has reached zero, a router will send a time exceeded message back towards the source indicating that the router cannot forward the packet.