Does the license throughput restriction apply on loopback interfaces?

Last modified on 28 Nov, 2022. Revision 10
This article discusses if the license throughput restriction includes traffic flowing through loopback interfaces.
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cOS Core 14.00.06
Supported since
cOS Core 9.00.xx
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Peter Nilsson


Clavister cOS Core licenses have a throughput restriction, does this restriction include traffic that is flowing through a loopback interface pair? An example would be if we have a license that has a 200 Mbit throughout limit and we send 50 Mbit in and out of a loopback pair, does that then use 100 Mbit of the license limit?


No, the license throughput restriction does not apply to loopback interfaces as that would (to quote a member of the Clavister R&D team) make virtual routers “suck”.

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