The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the protocol used among Internet Service Providers to provide IP connectivity among and across their networks. In this course, we will first review the basics of Internet routing with BGP.
We will show that BGP is a business-driven protocol, designed for flexibility and extensibility. We will discuss various BGP extensions such as notably BGP for Layer-3 Virtual Private Networks, interdomain Virtual Private Networks, and Internet Exchange route servers. We will analyze the current scaling and convergence issues of BGP, and discuss the recent changes brought to BGP and to BGP implementations to face these issues.
Finally, we will analyze the introduction of IPv6 and its impacts on inter-domain routing. We will observe that whether IPv6 introduction will be a solution (or a threat) to the scalability of Internet Routing is more a question of policy than a question of technology.
Who is Dr. Pierre François?
Pierre François is a postdoctoral researcher at the Fonds national de la recherche scientifique (FNRS), Belgium. He obtained his Ph. D. from the Université Catholique de Louvain in 2007. His thesis was supported by Cisco Systems. He received the IEEE Infocom best paper award in 2007. His research interests include intra- and interdomain routing.
The conference will be conducted in English
Dates: January 24th – 27th 2011
Monday and Tuesday: 16:00 – 19:15
Wednesday and Thursday: 16:00 – 18:15