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Re: "ARPANet Co-Founder Predicts An Internet Crisis" (slashdot)

  • From: Scott Brim
  • Date: Thu Oct 25 17:43:52 2007

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.