Slick packets

Giang T.K. Nguyen, Rachit Agarwal, Junda Liu, Matthew Caesar, P. Brighten Godfrey, Scott Shenker

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Abstract

Source-controlled routing has been proposed as a way to improve flexibility of future network architectures, as well as simplifying the data plane. However, if a packet specifies its path, this precludes fast local re-routing within the network. We propose SlickPackets, a novel solution that allows packets to slip around failures by specifying alternate paths in their headers, in the form of compactly-encoded directed acyclic graphs. We show that this can be accomplished with reasonably small packet headers for real network topologies, and results in responsiveness to failures that is competitive with past approaches that require much more state within the network. Our approach thus enables fast failure response while preserving the benefits of source-controlled routing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Pages245-256
Number of pages12
Edition1 SPEC. ISSUE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'11 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2011Jun 11 2011

Publication series

NamePerformance Evaluation Review
Number1 SPEC. ISSUE
Volume39
ISSN (Print)0163-5999

Other

Other2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'11
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/7/116/11/11

Keywords

  • Failures
  • Forwarding
  • Reliability
  • Routing
  • Source routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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