MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library

    Analysis of ICMP Quotations

    Malone, David and Luckie, Matthew (2007) Analysis of ICMP Quotations. In: Proceedings of the Passive and active network measurement 8th international conference, PAM 2007, April 5-6, 2007, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

    [img] Download (68kB)
    Official URL:

    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...

    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    RFC 792 requires most ICMP error messages to quote the IP header and the next eight bytes of the packet to which the ICMP error message applies. The quoted packet is used by the receiver to match the ICMP message to an appropriate process. An operating system may examine the quoted source and destination IP addresses, IP protocol, and source and destination port numbers to determine the socket or process corresponding to the ICMP message. In an idealised end- to-end Internet, the portion of the packet quoted should be the same as that which was sent, except for the IP TTL, DSCP, ECN bits, and checksum fields. In the modern Internet, this may not always be the case. This paper presents an analysis of ICMP quotations where the quote does not match the probe.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: ICMP; IPv4 Headers; RTTs; TCP Headers.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 1469
    Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2009 10:52
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page


    Downloads per month over past year

    Origin of downloads