TY - GEN

T1 - Restoration by Path Concatenation: Fast Recovery of MPLS Paths

AU - Bremler-Barr, Anat

AU - Afek, Yehuda

AU - Kaplan, Haim

AU - Cohen, Edith

AU - Merritt, Michael

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - A new general theory about restoration of network paths is first introduced. The theory pertains to restoration of shortest paths in a network following failure, e.g., we prove that a shortest path in a network after removing k edges is the concatenation of at most k + 1 shortest paths in the original network.The theory is then combined with efficient path concatenation techniques in MPLS (multi-protocol label switching), to achieve powerful schemes for restoration in MPLS based networks. We thus transform MPLS into a flexible and robust method for forwarding packets in a network.Finally, the different schemes suggested are evaluated experimentally on three large networks (a large ISP, the AS graph of the Internet, and the full Internet topology). These experiments demonstrate that the restoration schemes perform well in actual topologies.

AB - A new general theory about restoration of network paths is first introduced. The theory pertains to restoration of shortest paths in a network following failure, e.g., we prove that a shortest path in a network after removing k edges is the concatenation of at most k + 1 shortest paths in the original network.The theory is then combined with efficient path concatenation techniques in MPLS (multi-protocol label switching), to achieve powerful schemes for restoration in MPLS based networks. We thus transform MPLS into a flexible and robust method for forwarding packets in a network.Finally, the different schemes suggested are evaluated experimentally on three large networks (a large ISP, the AS graph of the Internet, and the full Internet topology). These experiments demonstrate that the restoration schemes perform well in actual topologies.

U2 - 10.1145/383962.383980

DO - 10.1145/383962.383980

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SN - 1581133839

T3 - PODC '01

SP - 43

EP - 52

BT - Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing

PB - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

CY - New York, NY, USA

ER -