View Full Version : [ubuntu] source routing

December 15th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Hi all,

the following is the explanation about source routing given


Soure routing is an IP option which allows the originator of a packet
to specify what path that packet will take, and what path return packets
sent back to the originator will take. Source routing is useful when the
default route that a connection will take fails or is suboptimal for some
reason, or for network diagnostic purposes.

now can anyone give me examples for this diagnostic purposes or the commonly encountered situations where source routing is used ?