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Re: Nanog list uncharacteristically quiet?

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Sat Dec 14 16:04:43 1996

>Here's something to chew on.  As an end-node site who has recently become
>triply-homed I've been wondering whether it would be useful if routers had
>a way of making a route selection based on output queue levels.

Not.  That will cause reordering of packets, and so trigger false
TCP retransmits.

>Ie., let's say I have 2 paths to a destination of equal as-path distance
>through neighbor A and neighbor B.  Based on recent discussion it sounds
>like IOS will send the packet to the neighbor with the lowest IP address.

Not. This is a default tie-breaking rule in cisco's BGP implementation,
and doesn't have anything to do with packet forwarding.

--vadim
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