Redirector mode works
differently from transparent mode in the following ways:
Plug-in software redirects the
packets by addressing them explicitly to the appliance.
- Therefore, the redirector-mode appliance does not
have to intercept all of the WAN-link traffic. Because accelerated
connections are addressed to it directly, it can be placed
anywhere, as long as it can be reached by both the plug-in and the
- The appliance performs its optimizations, then
redirects the output packets to the server, replacing the source IP
address in the packets with its own address. From the server's
point of view, the connection originates at the
- Return traffic from the server is addressed to the
appliance, which performs optimizations in the return direction and
forwards the output packets to the plug-in.
- The destination port numbers are not changed,
so network monitoring applications can still classify the
The below figure shows how the Redirector mode works.
The below figure shows the packet flow and address
mapping in redirector mode.