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Neal Castagnoli <[email protected]> wrote: >Routing does not use an exponential NPComplete algorithm (like the >travelling salesman). The travelling salesman problem tries to solve the >cheapest way in which a salesman can visit every one of a set of cities. >In fact, routing can be done in order (n) with a bounded metric and >bounded distance, since it really is only trying to find the cheapest way >to get to a single destination. The routing mentioned was optimal routing of virtual circuits. It thought of as NPcomplete. There's quite a lot of science (commodity flows, and such) essentially investigating efficient ways to find quasioptimal solutions for the problem. >What I don't know, is why is it that SS7, the telephone routing protocol, >can do some of the things that are required, like load sharing across >unequal paths, for example. Does anyone have any insight into this? They simply precompute routing for different scenarios and then just load it. Precomputation can take days at pretty big machines. SS7 is no magic  just a protocol. vadim                 
