[e2e] It's all my fault
avg at kotovnik.com
Tue May 15 14:49:55 PDT 2007
On Tue, 15 May 2007, Lachlan Andrew wrote:
> At last week's INFOCOM, Don Towsley and Peter Key pointed out that
> selecting a small number of parallel paths, and regularly reselecting
> based on performance (a la BitTorrent), is as good as selecting the
> best path. As has been pointed out in this thread, that is much
> better than BGP does.
Mmmm... and that solves the problem of an end host not having an idea of
what backbone topology is like - how?
To select a path you have to know addresses of points along the path.
This is all neat when you enter those points manually, but try to sell
that to the actual users (who righfully think that the network should just
work, like the AC power - you plug it in, you get your webs).
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