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Re: TCP/IP question.

To: Statux <statux@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: TCP/IP question.
From: Ethan Blanton <eblanton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 00:13:02 -0500
Cc: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>, Andrew Morton <andrewm@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Statux spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Once a TCP/IP connection has been established (say via accept and connect),
> > the resulting connection is symetric right?
> 
> Not always. There is a lot of asymmetric hardware out there... namely 56K
> modems and ADSL, etc.

Not to mention that the routes themselves could very well be (and are not
unlikely to be) asymmetric if the packets are travelling very far.
Ethan

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