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Re: "ARPANet Co-Founder Predicts An Internet Crisis" (slashdot)
On 25 Oct 2007 at 17:02 -0400, Jason Frisvold allegedly wrote: > Anyone have any experience with these Anagran flow routers? Are they > that much of a departure from traditional routing that it makes a big > difference? There's no difference in routing per se. Rather it's in-band signaling of QoS parameters to provide feedback to queue management. > I haven't done a lot of research into flow-based routing > at this point, but it sounds like this would be similar to the MPLS > approach, no? There is no setup phase. Signaling is in-band and periodic. The theory is that every once in a while a control packets is sent, with the same src/dst as the regular data packets. Whatever paths the packets take, the control packets will take the same paths.