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    time exceeded for datagram

    I've been getting alot of "time exceeded for datagram" messages lately. I've been denying it. Does anyone know what it is and should I allow it? Thanks.

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    thats one i never heard of before.

    Here is info that may be related to your error,

    ICMP - Time Exceeded Message
    Introduction
    The ICMP - Time exceeded message is one which is usually created by gateways or routers. In order to fully understand this ICMP message, you must be familiar with the IP header within a packet.

    When looking at an IP header, you will see the TTL and Fragment Flag fields which play a big part in how this ICMP message works. Please make sure you check them out before attempting to continue !

    The ICMP - Time exceeded message is generated when the gateway processing the datagram (or packet, depending on how you look at it) finds the Time To Live field (this field is in the IP header of all packets) is equal to zero and therefore must be discarded. The same gateway may also notify the source host via the time exceeded message.

    http://www.firewall.cx/icmp-time-exceeded.php
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    Yeah, I looked it up in google but did not understand.

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