Current Practice of Implementing Symmetric Routing and Load Sharing in the Multi-Provider Internet

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Authors Enke Chen  , Tony Bates 
Last updated 1996-01-29
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In the current multi-provider Internet, it is common for an entity to have multiple service providers. Symmetric routing becomes increasingly important for various reasons. This memo documents and analyzes the current practice in implementing symmetric inter-domain routing using BGP for several representative topologies of Internet connections.


Enke Chen (
Tony Bates (

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