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Re: Question on Source Routing Option

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Wed Sep 26 13:54:28 2001

You dont have control where other people's networks are involved.. not
even with source routing.

You just need to work out what tolerances your software has and make it
tolerant to 99% of the paths you're likely to find on the internet.

If its critical that the path is reliable, your best bet would be to use
selected providers which you are happy with and which peer well with each
other so that you get the best performance by not introducing unknowns.


On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, tarun banka wrote:

> Hello All,
> Thanks to all who replied to my question. Just want to clarify that I need 
> this information for my research Project. I am trying to measure performance 
> of our server software which delivers Real Time Radar Data from a remote 
> radar site to the client using internet. I want to study how does path taken 
> by packets will effect the performance of our software. Please advise if 
> there are other ways of selecting paths if source routing can't be used.
> Thanks
> Tarun
> >From: "tarun banka" <[email protected]>
> >To: [email protected]
> >Subject: Question on Source Routing Option
> >Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:56:56
> >
> >
> >Hello
> >
> >I am not sure if this is the right forum to seek answer                but 
> >i
> >still would like to try.  I am graduate student in department of computer
> >science at colorado state university. I am trying to source  route my
> >packets on the internet, I want my packets to  take specified path from
> >server to client and vice versa.   I am aware that source routing option is
> >disabled because of security risks. I want to know is there any tool which
> >can help  me in finding what routers that can support source routing. It
> >will be so nice if you could  help me as I am not finding appropriate
> >information..It will help me allot in my research work.
> >
> >With Regards                                                           >
> >Tarun
> >
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Stephen J. Wilcox
IP Services Manager, Opal Telecom
Tel: 0161 222 2000
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