(usually uncountable, plural hot-potato routings)
From hot potato, a game in which an object is passed on as soon as it is received, + routing.
hot potato routing - Computer Definition
(1) In communications, rerouting a message as soon as it arrives.
(2) On the Internet, routing a message from one backbone to another at the nearest exchange point (NAP) to eliminate as much traffic as possible. See NAP.