Hash Key Type 11: 3-Tuple GREv0 Sorted

Napatech Link™ Software Features

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Feature Description

Hash key data

Hash key type 11 is a 3-tuple where the hash key data is the contents of these packet header fields:

  • 32-bit IPv4 / 128-bit IPv6 source address
  • 32-bit IPv4 / 128-bit IPv6 destination address
  • 32-bit GREv0 key

The hash key data for hash key type 11 is the same as for hash key type 10 (see Hash Key Type 10: 3-Tuple GREv0) except that it is sorted, so that the IPv4/IPv6 address with the highest value is used as hash key data word 0 / 0 – 3 and the IPv4/IPv6 address with the lowest value is used as hash key data word 4 / 4 – 7. This means that frames sent from IP address A to IP address B will generate the same hash value as frames sent from IP address B to IP address A.

Note: The source and destination addresses can be swapped after sorting (see Tuple Swap).

Hash key data word 8 is always the GREv0 key.

For IPv4 packets, hash key data words 1 – 3, 5 – 7 and 9 are all zeros for hash key type 11. For IPv6 packets, hash key data word 9 is all zeros for hash key type 11.

Algorithms for hash value generation for hash key type 11

The sorting algorithms for hash key type 11 are similar to the sorting algorithms for hash key type 5 (see Algorithm for hash value generation using hash key type 5 for IPv4 packets and Algorithm for hash value generation using hash key type 5 for IPv6 packets).

Validity

Hash key type 11 is valid for frames containing an IPv4 packet or an IPv6 packet with a GREv0 packet as payload.