GATE 2003
Which of the following assertions is FALSE about the Internet Protocol (IP)?
(A) It is possible for a computer to have multiple IP addresses
(B) IP packets from the same source to the same destination can take different
routes in the network
(C) IP ensures that a packet is discarded if it is unable to reach its destination
within a given number of hops
(D) The packet source cannot set the route of an outgoing packets; the route is
determined only by the routing tables in the routers on the way

  • Explanation

    Ans : D. 

    There is a field in Options field in IP header called Source Routing , Which enable Source to set path for Datagram. So with help of this option Packet source can set route for an outgoing packet.

    Refer Tanenbaum IP header Topic.

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