a choke router

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Sep 28th, 2008

Can someone please help me understand what a choke router is?

thanks..

I have this problem too.
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scottmac Sun, 09/28/2008 - 18:22

It's the most external router of a series of routers and / or firewalls; the initial entry point of the boundary into your network.

The "choke" part is old terminology that stuck.

It handles the initial rough filtering / inspection and conditions the externally-originating traffic for the next stage of filter / inspection / DMZ routing, etc.

Good Luck

Scott

Collin Clark Mon, 09/29/2008 - 04:31

That term sure brings back memories.

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