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Re: Mechanisms for a multi-homed host to pick the best router

  • From: Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr.
  • Date: Wed Sep 17 22:42:26 2008

Cayle Spandon wrote:

I have a server which is multi-homed to N routers as shown below:

R1---|   |
     |   |
R2---|   |
...  | S |
     |   |
Rn---|   |

This server is a host; it is not a router in the sense that it will never
forward any packets (but it might run routing protocols as discussed below).

This is going to be the stupid question of the day, but unless you have a route policy (in which case, what was the question again?) why would you not sent the reply out the same spigot you go the request on?