Rapidly-variable routing on the time scale of seconds to minutes?

John Fraizer nanog at enterzone.net
Mon Jan 31 13:27:50 UTC 2005

Daniel Roesen wrote:

> You would NOT see the same effect with packets of e.g. the same TCP
> session, so this (multipath forwarding) is usually no problem (as for
> TCP and UDP applications there is no reordering happening). So your
> analysis results (traceroute) are misleading for most real-life
> applications. I agree that it's irritating and I personally favor
> using aggregated SONET/Ethernet devices (IEEE 801.3ad) to bundle
> parallel lines if possible.
> Best regards,
> Daniel

Good point Daniel.

Perhaps the researchers should be using Layer Four traceroute.


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