Path ASSEMBLER: A BGP-Compatible Multipath Inter-domain Routing Protocol

27 Apr

Jose Manuel Camacho Camacho, PhD Candidate NETCOM Research Group

In-house Presentation

The amount of redundant paths among ASes has dramatically increased throughout the Internet. Unfortunately, the unipath nature of BGP constrains border routers to course traffic across a single path at a time. Although, multipath inter- domain routing is able to provide richer routing configurations, the lack of incentives to replace BGP as inter-domain routing protocol implies that multipath solutions must be backwards compatible with BGP. Existing multipath solutions are limited by those requirements or their deployment requires coordination among ASes that are likely to have different stakes. This paper presents ASSEMBLER, the first BGP-compatible multipath pro- tocol that can be progressively deployed by each AS individually and provide border routers with reachability information to forward traffic through multiple paths simultaneously.

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The conference will be conducted in English


  • Location: Aula 4. 1F03, Departamento de Telemática, Edificio Torres Quevedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. Universidad, 30, 28911 Leganes – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain); IMDEA Networks (Madrid, Spain)
  • Time: 01:00 pm