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  1. Hi HSV,

    That’s right, the pings won’t work since R1 will forward traffic for to R2. In this example I just used this to demonstrate that RPF wasn’t dropping the packets. When you use loose mode, RPF will accepts packets as long as there is an entry in the routing table, it doesn’t matter where it points to.

    Let me give you an example where you could use loose mode:

    Let’s say that R1, R2 and R3 are running BGP. R1 is a customer router, R2 belongs to ISP1 and R3 belongs to ISP2.

    On R1 we have installed a route for towards ISP1, our primary conn

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  2. Hi Zaman,

    It checks for spoofed IP addresses or when in loose mode, it checks if the source address is in the routing table. If not, it is dropped.


  3. Hello Paul

    It really depends on the platform you are using. Higher end platforms (6500/6800 with the appropriate supervisor as well as Nexus platforms for example) will support uRFP occurring in hardware thus providing for fast checking and no taxing of other resources.

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  4. Hello Ajay

    uRPF is a feature that checks the source address on a packet and compares it to the routing table. This means that by definition, uRPF will ONLY function on incoming packets. It can be enabled on any interface, but it will only operate on incoming packets on that interface. Packets that are exiting an interface have already gone through the routing table lookup a

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  5. Hello sales2161

    According to Cisco:

    The Unicast RPF drop count tracks the number of drops at the interface. The Unicast RPF suppressed drop count tracks the number of packets that failed the Unicast RPF check but were forwarded because of the permit permission set up in the ACL.

    So the suppressed drop count iterates by one whenever the uRPF condition is not met, but the packet is forwarded anyway because of a permit entry in the ACL.

    This has been taken from the following Cisco documentation:


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