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Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Mon Aug 8 11:04:08 PDT 2016

On Aug 8, 2016, at 1:58 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
> Routers may be (sometimes configurable, sometimes not) configured to fast-path (or, alternately, slow-path) ICMP. Some OSes also do this (it's disconcerting to watch a Solaris box stopped with a kernel panic still respond to ping...).

Generally when people refer to router slow-path ICMP, they're talking about ICMP to or from the router and not ICMP that transits the router. For regular servers it doesn't really make sense to talk about slow-path vs fast-path (most servers aren't doing TCP in silicon, so everything is 'slow-path').

Daniel J. Luke

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