Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
A hop may refer to any of the following:
1. With a network, a hop is an intermediate connection between the source and destination. With the traceroute command, you can see how many hops it takes to reach a destination.
As shown in the example below, connecting from an example computer to Computer Hope took three hops. Traceroute displayed each of the servers, routers, and their response time for each hop.
1 169 ms 190 ms 160 ms slc1-tc.xmission.com [188.8.131.52]
2 159 ms 160 ms 190 ms cisco0-tc.xmission.com [184.108.40.206]
3 165 ms 189 ms 159 ms www.computerhope.com [220.127.116.11]
2. In IRC (Internet Relay Chat), a HOP is short for half operator and is a user that doesn't have every right, but can kick, ban, voice, and change topic.
AOP, Computer abbreviations, Network terms, OP, Trace, Traceroute