Common operational misconceptions

Wayne E Bouchard web at
Thu Feb 16 20:35:15 UTC 2012

Or more to the point, it is a misconception that traffic is
symetrical (the path out and the path back are the same) whereas in
the present network, symetrical paths are the exception rather than
the rule, especially as your radius increases.

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 07:17:57PM -0500, Lee wrote:
> traceroute shows _a_ path.  Your packets might have taken a different
> path.  (& the return traffic yet another)

Wayne Bouchard
web at
Network Dude

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