[e2e] IP options inserted in transit

RJ Atkinson rja at extremenetworks.com
Sat Aug 9 16:45:21 PDT 2003

On Saturday, Aug 9, 2003, at 12:23 America/Montreal, Angelo Dell'Aera 
> but if the router is called to parse every packet searching for
> on-the-fly added IP options (and this means it is called to parse what
> is beyond the IP header searching for "something useful"), this will
> cause a loss of performance. Maybe, it will be a little loss but you
> should agree with me that the router will need more time for the single
> packet processing.

Disagree.  Your claim is false.

I know of silicon that can do this *today*
-- with *no loss* in performance.

Ran Atkinson
rja at extremenetworks.com

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