Internet Routing

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DNS configuration
internet protocols
IP address
Traceroute
Does routing between two fixed IP address stays the same all the time or it changes from one session to another. i.e. one IP in Florida and another in Texas. When you trace-route between this two points do you get the same trace every time.

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The Internet is based upon routing and routed protocols.  Routing protocols adjust routing information to reflect current routes.  Routed protocols move packets from point A (Florida) to point B (Texas).  As routes come and go, the routing tables of routers are updated so that your packet will always (theoretically) get there even if the routes available happen to change. 

Until the ‘cost’ to send your packet through its current route (viewed with tracert/traceroute) is no longer lowest, your packets should always be routed via that path. 

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  • TomLiotta
    When you trace-route between this two points do you get the same trace every time.   Do you own/control the entire route? If you do, you can potentially ensure a consistent series of devices. But if you don't, then the route can change at any time.   Tom
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  • PhoenixWebHosting
    I think,it can be changed.
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  • aasalem
    Hits on routing tables may stay the same as Shortest Path. Although, Miss should not stay constant as routing tables has been updated on two fixed points.  Can you get he same Hits and the same Miss over and over.
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