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Re: "Selfish Routing"

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Fri Feb 14 22:43:08 2003


Basically, injecting current traffic state information into routing system
is a recipe for disaster. "Normal" flap due to equipment failures and
human interventions is bad enough already.

Somehow people in academia tend to underappreciate the sheer scale of the
Internet, and offer solutions which won't work at that scale.

--vadim

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Pete Kruckenberg wrote:

> 
> http://www.scienceblog.com/community/article1018.html
> 
> 
> "Roughgarden has a suggestion that wouldn't be expensive to 
> implement. Before deciding which way to send information, he 
> says, routers should consider not only which route seems the 
> least congested, but also should take into account the 
> effect that adding its own new messages will have on the 
> route it has chosen. That would be, he says, 'just a bit 
> altruistic' in that some routers would end up choosing 
> routes that were not necessarily the fastest, but the 
> average time for all users would decrease."





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