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Loop-freeness in multipath BGP through propagating the longest path

Van Beijnum, Iljitsch and Crowcroft, Jon and Valera, Francisco and Bagnulo, Marcelo (2009) Loop-freeness in multipath BGP through propagating the longest path. In: International Workshop on the Network of the Future (FutureNet), The 8th IEEE ICC 2009 (IEEE ICC 2009), 14-18 June 2009, Dresden, Germany.

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The concurrent use of multiple paths through a communications network has the potential to provide many benefits, including better utilisation of the network and increased robustness. A key part of a multipath network architecture is the ability for routing protocols to install multiple routes over multiple paths in the routing table. In this paper we propose changes to local BGP processing that allow a BGP router to use multiple paths concurrently without compromising loop-freeness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Systems Ad Systems Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 11:14
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 10:45

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