Asymmetric Routing

joliveto at joliveto at
Wed Oct 18 12:08:11 UTC 1995

Analysis of some of our routes shows the potential for asymmetric 
routing...that is...the transmit path will be different than the return path 
for packets.


How noticeable is this likely to be for customer traffic/applications?

Are there failure conditions waiting to haunt us?

For this type of route, how does one go about troubleshooting route failures?

Any bad experiences out their with such routes in place?

Am I being paranoid?


- jeff -

Jeff Oliveto				Sr.Mgr. Operations Technical Services
Cable & Wireless, Inc			|	Phone:	+1.703.760.1764
1919 Gallows Road			|	Fax:	+1.703.760.3321
Vienna, VA  22182			|	Email:	joliveto at
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