Dynamic Route Recomputation Considered Harmful

TitleDynamic Route Recomputation Considered Harmful
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCaesar, M., Casado M., Koponen T., Rexford J., & Shenker S. J.
Published inACM Computer Communication Review
Other Numbers3063

This paper advocates a different approach to reduce routing convergence--side-stepping the problem by avoiding it in the first place! Rather than recomputing paths after temporary topology changes, we argue for a separation of timescale between offline computation of multiple diverse paths and online spreading of load over these paths. We believe decoupling failure recovery from path computation leads to networks that are inherently more efficient, more scalable, and easier to manage.

Bibliographic Notes

ACM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp. 66-71

Abbreviated Authors

M. Caesar, M. Casado, T. Koponen, J. Rexford, and S. Shenker

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in journal or magazine