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

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
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Authors Enke Chen , Tony J. Bates
Last updated 1996-01-29
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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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 J. Bates

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