YAMR: Yet another multipath routing protocol

Igor Ganichev, Bin Dai, Scott Shenker, P. Brighten Godfrey

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Multipath routing is a promising technique to increase the Internet's reliability and to give users greater control over the service they receive. However, past proposals choose paths which are not guaranteed to have high diversity. In this paper, we propose yet another multipath routing scheme (YAMR) for the interdomain case. YAMR provably constructs a set of paths that is resilient to any one inter-domain link failure, thus achieving high reliability in a systematic way. Further, even though YAMR maintains more paths than BGP, it actually requires significantly less control traffic, thus alleviating instead of worsening one of the Internet's scalability problems. This reduction in churn is achieved by a novel hiding technique that automatically localizes failures leaving the greater part of the Internet completely oblivious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Internet
  • Reliability
  • Routing Protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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