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Hello all. I'm in a debate with a few class members, whether or not it's possible to calculate the average hop count on a WAN network, from a topology point ...
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- 10-25-2012 #1
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- Jan 2008
Calculate the average hop count on a WAN network
I'm in a debate with a few class members, whether or not it's possible to calculate the average hop count on a WAN network, from a topology point of view. As we know, WAN's can span throughout an entire country, or countries. I don't know if there are any mathematical equations either, as nodes can have a number of links to other nodes.
I mean an average hop count will change if a node gets taken offline. Bloody doing my head in.
- 10-26-2012 #2
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- Nov 2011
you can try with "MTR (My traceroute)".
- 10-26-2012 #3
Averaging the hop count from one specific node in a network to another is - in theory - possible. To calculate it one would have to repeat doing a traceroute until one has enough samples so that a statistical analyzation would be representative. Then you can average/min/max values in the collected data, including the round trip times and hop counts.