OT [LINK] RFI: Packet
Rankine, Alastair J (Alastair)
arankine at avaya.com
Fri Apr 16 13:57:06 EST 2004
(Off-topic but fun)
> That's not TCP's fault. Far too many network drop packets
> without sending an ICMP error packet. In that case what can
> the sender do but wait? The usual culprit for this behaviour
> are network engineers who use static routes in preference to
> a routing protocol.
Care to elaborate on this? Are you talking about the router sending an
ICMP Source Quench as a result of congestion? If so, why would it care
whether or not the route was statically configured or not?
Or are you talking about misconfigured (statically configured) routing
tables, and the router not being able to send the TTL-expired or Host
unreachable ICMP message?
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