Per packet vs Per destination load balancing

October 11th, 2008 Wael Osama Posted in Packet Switching 3 Comments »

Per packet load balancing: This method allows traffic distribution on a round robin fashion as stated in the previous post, this means that With per-packet load balancing enabled, the router sends one packet for destinationA over the first path, the second packet for the same destination over the second path, and so on. Per packet [...]

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Load balancing in a nutshell

October 9th, 2008 Wael Osama Posted in Packet Switching No Comments »

Load balancing is the action of distributing traffic over multiple paths. The router automatically load balances traffic if it has multiple routes to the same destination in the routing table. RIP, OSPF and ISIS supports only equal cost load balancing, this means that in order to install multiple routes in the routing table they must [...]

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The ip route-cache command – Bury the hatchet series

July 15th, 2008 mmahmoud Posted in Bury the hatchet, Packet Switching 6 Comments »

From what I’ve seen in the practical life, this command puzzles many people, i hope to cover it throughly. Controlling the packet switching method depends upon which method we are talking about, in the case of CEF Switching its all about the ingress interface and has nothing to do with the egress interface, accordingly despite [...]

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