The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

source-routed IP packets

Packets with additional information in the header that specifies the route the packet should take. This additional routing is specified by the source host, hence the name source-routed. Normal IP packets have only source and destination addresses in their headers, leaving the actual route taken to the routers in between the source and the destination.