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Fast Network Failure Recovery Using Multiple BGP Routing Planes

Wang, N; Guo, Y; Ho, KH; Howarth, M; Pavlou, G; (2009) Fast Network Failure Recovery Using Multiple BGP Routing Planes. In: Ulema, M, (ed.) GLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-8. (pp. 3841 - 3846). IEEE

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Abstract

We present an efficient multi-plane based fast network failure recovery scheme which can be realized using the recently proposed multi-path enabled BCP platforms. We mainly focus on the recovery scheme that takes into account BCP routing disruption avoidance at network boundaries, which can be caused by intra-AS failures due to the hot potato routing effect. On top of this scheme, an intelligent IP crank-back operation is also introduced for further enhancement of network protection capability against failures. Our simulations based on both real operational network topologies and synthetically generated ones suggest that, through our proposed optimized backup egress point selection algorithm, as few as two routing planes are able to achieve high degree of path diversity for fast recovery in any single link failure scenario.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Fast Network Failure Recovery Using Multiple BGP Routing Planes
Event:IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 09)
Location:Honolulu, HI
Dates:2009-11-30 - 2009-12-04
ISBN-13:978-1-4244-4147-1
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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