Murali Rangan

Achieving Convergence-Free Routing using Failure-Carrying Packets

By: 
Karthik Lakshminarayanan, Matthew Caesar, Murali Rangan, Tom Anderson, Scott Shenker, and Ion Stoica
Appears in: 
CCR October 2007

Current distributed routing paradigms (such as link-state, distancevector, and path-vector) involve a convergence process consisting of an iterative exploration of intermediate routes triggered by certain events such as link failures. The convergence process increases router load, introduces outages and transient loops, and slows reaction to failures. We propose a new routing paradigm where the goal is not to reduce the convergence times but rather to eliminate the convergence process completely.

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