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Oct 29, 2012

VLAN Source Checking

Hi all,


VLAN source checking checks the return route to a source is through the same VLAN the packet arrived on.


What if it's not? What happens? Is the traffic dropped?


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  • this is from past case.



    VLAN source check verifies to see if BIG-IP can correctly route back a request through the same originating vlan. If BIG-IP determines that it has no way to route a request back through same VLAN, it will drop the packet. Currently, however, in case of TCP, there does exist an alternate route for the originating IP, BIG-IP will send out a RESET packet through the alternate route to indicate that destination is not reachable.