Network devices must have a maximum hop limit of at least 32.
The Neighbor Discovery protocol allows a hop limit value to be advertised by routers in a Router Advertisement message to be used by hosts instead of the standardized default value. If a very small value was configured and advertised to hosts on the LAN segment, communications would fail due to hop limit reaching zero before the packets sent by a host reached its destination.
Configure maximum hop limit to at least 32.
Review the router or multi-layer switch configuration to determine if the maximum hop limit has been configured. If it has been configured, then it must be set to at least 32. If the maximum hop limit is not set to at least 32, this is a finding.
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