What is traffic tromboning?

What is traffic tromboning?

This phenomenon is commonly known as traffic trombone or traffic tromboning, as the shape of the path taken by the traffic in the network resembles the shape of the brass musical instrument that dates back to the 15th century and whose name, trombone, derives from “tromba,” the Italian word for trumpet: a large trumpet.

What is the meaning of the word trombone?

(trŏm-bōn′, trəm-, trŏm′bōn′) n. pl. trom·bones. A brass instrument consisting of a long cylindrical tube bent upon itself twice, ending in a bell-shaped mouth, and having a movable U-shaped slide for producing different pitches.

What is Anti-tromboning and how does it work?

Anti-tromboning (also referred to as anti-hairpinning or media release) is a feature employed in telecommunication networks, such as voice over IP networks, that optimises the use of the access network and reduces excess processing and traffic.

Why is the trombone a bottleneck in a network?

Mechanisms exist for high availability across multiple trombones in case of catastrophic failures. Not every trombone is a bottleneck. Historically tromboning was happening towards the wide area network, a typical example being the firewall connecting a corporate network to the Internet.


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