TimeExceededMessagesSent Property

IcmpV4Statistics.TimeExceededMessagesSent Property


Gets the number of Internet Control Message Protocol version 4 (ICMPv4) Time Exceeded messages that were sent.

Namespace:   System.Net.NetworkInformation
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property TimeExceededMessagesSent As Long

Property Value

Type: System.Int64

An Int64 value that specifies the total number of ICMP Time Exceeded messages that were sent.

A packet's Hop Limit determines how many times it can be forwarded before it is discarded. Each time a packet is forwarded, its Hop Limit value is decremented by one. When the Hop Limit reaches zero or when a router receives a packet with its Hop Limit set to zero, the packet is discarded and the source of the packet receives a Time Exceeded message indicating that the initial Hop Limit was too small or that the packet was caught in a routing loop.

The following example displays the value of this property.

Public Shared Sub ShowTimeExceededData() 
    Dim properties As IPGlobalProperties = IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties()
    Dim statistics As IcmpV4Statistics = properties.GetIcmpV4Statistics()
    Console.WriteLine("  TimeExceeded ........................ Sent: {0,-10}   Received: {1,-10}", statistics.TimeExceededMessagesSent, statistics.TimeExceededMessagesReceived)

End Sub 'ShowTimeExceededData

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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