[c-nsp] mpls and etherchannel

Adam Vitkovsky Adam.Vitkovsky at gamma.co.uk
Fri Apr 22 09:22:09 EDT 2016

> Mark Tinka
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:42 PM
> On 20/Apr/16 20:12, Lukas Tribus wrote:
> > If we would know the platform, we could tell you more, but generically
> > speaking, ECMP doesn't behave any better or worse than port-channeling.
> Beg to differ on this one.
> We have converted some LACP links to native IP/MPLS to get ECMP because
> of issues with some of the payload not being equally hashed across the LACP
> member links.
> >
> > Stop it. Don't do per packet load-balancing. Repeat after me:
> > I won't per packet-load balance.
> We have a practical use-case where per-packet load balancing works better
> than per-flow load balancing.
> This has worked without issue as the fibre connections are inside the data
> centre (less than 10m between the devices). This is on a Juniper MX router.
I was meant to ask when you mentioned it for the first time, how can one enable per-packet load-sharing in junos?
I mean the per-flow is enabled with keyword: "per-packet" is there an option "per-packet-for-real" ? :)


        Adam Vitkovsky
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