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hot potato routing

hot potato routing
 n.— «In a technique known as “hot potato” routing, data is passed around—like a hot potato—from one place to another until it reaches its destination.» —“Cyber-spying gets complicated” by Richard J. Dalton Jr. Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) Dec. 22, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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