Load-Sensitive Routing of Long-Lived IP Flows

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Load-Sensitive Routing of Long-Lived IP Flows
Internet service providers face a daunting challenge in provisioning network resources, due to the rapid growth of the Internet and wide fluctuations in the underlying traffic patterns. The ability of dynamic routing to circumvent congested links and improve application performance makes it a valuable traffic engineering tool. However, deployment of load-sensitive routing is hampered by the overheads imposed by link-state update propagation, path selection, and signaling. Under reasonable protocol and computational overheads, traditional approaches to load-sensitive routing of IP traffic are ineffective, and can introduce significant route flapping, since paths are selected based on out-ofdate link-state information. Although stability is improved by performing load-sensitive routing at the flow level, flapping still occurs, because most IP flows have a short duration relative to the desired frequency of link-state updates. To address the efficiency and stability challenges of ...
Anees Shaikh, Jennifer Rexford, Kang G. Shin
Added 03 Aug 2010
Updated 03 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1999
Authors Anees Shaikh, Jennifer Rexford, Kang G. Shin
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