You can also use either loose or strict source routes to route management traffic. The advantage of source routing is that you do not have to configure the routers. However, not all routers support source routes.

Packets that contain routing instructions shows an example where routing instructions are added to the packets that are leaving IP Manager_A. Each packet arrives at a router with instructions about the packet’s next destination. When the instructions are exhausted, the packet will be in a location where standard routing can complete the packet’s delivery.

  1. IP

  2. Manager_B

  3. IP

  4. Manager_A

  5. Packet from IP Manager_A (Domain A)

Figure 1. Packets that contain routing instructions