[nsp] ip load-sharing per-packet - cef accelerated ?

Alex Rubenstein alex at nac.net
Mon Mar 10 19:13:45 EST 2003

> No.  It is per packet load balancing instead of per flow load balancing.

I don't believe CEF can do 'per flow.' It can do per destination, as
mentioned elsewhere.

> This puts quite a bit of additional load on the router,

Not that I've seen in extensive use.

> and may result in out of order packets arriving at the destination.


> I recommend against it.

I agree with this, as well :)

> Likely the providers with whom you've spoken don't want to chew up their
> router CPUs with a per packet load balancing solution.

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