A direct path from one node to another, with a hop count of 1. See hop count.
A message or data packet travels a path among routers on a network through a series of hops from the source to the destination.
A term used in routing. A path to a destination on a network is a series of hops, through routers, away from the origin.
Term describing the passage of a data packet between two network nodes (for example, between two routers). See also hop count.
In routing, a server or router that is counted in a hop count.
A hop is a computer or node through which a data packet travels on its way from one computer to another.
The next router a packet must travel to arrive at its destination. A hop is represented by an address or a decimal character (how many).
In APPN, a portion of a route that has no intermediate nodes.
A portion of a connection path. It may be between two communities, between two Interchanges, or between an Interchange and the destination. Or, the path may simply have one hop, from the initiator directly to the destination.
make a quick trip especially by air; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
a stepping stone that the packets need to traverse in order to get to their destination
Term used to describe the data link between two gateways or routers that a packet must travel to reach its destination.
A single link or router in a network path. The length of a path is usually measured in hops and counts the number of link s between two node s by observing the number of routers and adding one. The process of measuring the length of a path is called tracing the route, usually using a "traceroute" utility.
A term used in routing to indicate a router within a path.
A routing term that refers to the number of times data travels through a router before reaching its destination.
A hop is one data link. A path to the final destination on an internetwork is a series of network hops away from the origin network.
An intermediate connection in a string of connections linking two network devices. On the Internet, for example, most data packets need to go through several routers before they reach their final destination. Each time the packet is forwarded to the next router, a hop occurs. The more hops, the longer it takes for data to go from source to destination. You can see how many hops it takes to get to another Internet host by using the PING or traceroute utilities. Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) advertise how many hops away from Internet backbone they are. Theoretically, the fewer hops it takes to get your data onto the backbone, the faster your access will be.
Each short, individual trip that packets make many times over, from router to router, on their way to their destinations.
The link between two network/Internet nodes or network devices. Typically, an IP packet travelling from coast to coast via the Internet can "hop" through more than a dozen routers.
On the Internet most data packets go through several routers to get to their final destination. The more hops the longer it takes to get where you're going. Think of it as flying from Los Angeles to New York with a stop in Chicago--that stop in Chicago would be a "hop."
A network connection between two distant nodes.
A term used in routing. Number of hosts separating a source and final destination (including the final destination) on a network.
The transmission from one location to the next in a network. An intermediate connection in a string of connections that links two network devices.
A term used in routing. A hop is one data link. A path from source to destination in a network is a series of hops. Often used to measure the number of routers that a packet must traverse.
A term used in routing or satellite communications. A hop is one data link. A path from source to destination in a network is a series of hops.
A measure used to identify the number of routers that separate two hosts. If three routers separate a source and destination, the hosts are said to be three hops away from each other.
Each time a packet is relayed, it undergoes a hop. More hops between the sender and receiver may increase delays.
A unit of network distance. In particular, the number of hops between a source and a destination is the number of nodes between them (e.g., number of routers between hosts on the Internet).
When accessing a WAN or Internet, data packets often have to travel through several places to reach it's destination, each place the packet lands on is called a hop.
One piece of the TCP/IP networking protocol route that a computer needs to take in order to send or receive information. Think of all the main computers in the world that are physically connected as stones in a lake. To get from your stone to the stone on the other side you need to "hop" on a certain number of other stones. A similar method is used for communicating over the Internet.
A unit of measurement indicating the passage of a packet through one router or bridge.