Definitions for "Hop count"
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.
Keywords:  ttl, live, time, see
See time to live (TTL).