[e2e] Reordering in routers
mohacsi at niif.hu
Sat Aug 9 01:33:53 PDT 2003
On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Ghanwani, Anoop wrote:
> As far as I know, under normal circumstances most routers do not
> reorder packets. I think Juniper routers had a problem with reordering,
This reordering in Juniper router could happen in very rare circumstances.
The cause of reordering was the massive parallel processing done by IP II
in Juniper router. The incoming packets dsitributed along the number of IP
IIs, and might forwarded in different order (less then 0.5 % of packets).
After discovering this problem Juniper fixed it (a year ago).
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