[e2e] traffic engineering considered harmful
J.Crowcroft at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jun 13 00:00:52 PDT 2001
In message <200106122142.VAA17210 at gra.isi.edu>, Bob Braden typed:
>> *> I'll steal this topic as a chance for some blatant self-promotion:
>> *> Resilient Overlay Networks: http://nms.lcs.mit.edu/ron/
>> *> Take a small collection of hosts around the 'Net. They
>> *> can see different paths in and out of various ASs. Have them
>> *> measure the paths between each other, and if they can establish
>> *> a better route by sending their packets indirectly through another
>> *> member of the overlay, do so.
>> *> It's a rough approximation of the ideal that you're alluding to
>> *> in your message, since it has the obvious downsides of needing to
>> *> go all the way to the edge and then back in, and it's limited in its
>> *> view of the available paths, but it's one way to start doing some
>> *> of the things you're looking at. Works pretty well, too, especially
>> *> in the face of a few egregiously bad links.
>> *> -Dave
>>Why isn't this the Tragedy of the Commons waiting to happen?
because its a MARKET which is the exact opposite.
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