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hairpin
Last modified: Monday, February 28, 2005 

In VoIP, hairpin (or hairpining) is the means to send a call back in the direction that it came from. If a call cannot be routed over IP to a gateway that is closer to the target telephone, the call typically is sent back out the local zone the same way from which it came.

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