Michael Menth

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We explain the notion of software-defined networking (SDN), whose southbound interface may be implemented by the OpenFlow protocol. We describe the operation of OpenFlow and summarize the features of specification versions 1.0–1.4. We give an overview of existing SDN-based applications grouped by topic areas. Finally, we point out architectural design(More)
This work focuses on capacity overprovisioning (CO) as an alternative to admission control (AC) to implement quality of service (QoS) in packet-switched communication networks. CO prevents potential overload while AC protects the QoS of the traffic during overload situations. Overload may be caused, e. g., by uctuations of the traffic rate on a link due to(More)
GLI-Split is a new addressing and routing architecture for the Internet. It splits the functionality of current IP addresses into a global locator, a local locator, and an identifier, and encodes them in IPv6 addresses. It implements the locator/identifier split and makes routing in the core of the Internet more scalable. GLI-Split can be incrementally(More)
This paper studies load balancing for multipath Internet routing. We focus on hash-based load balancing algorithms that work on the flow level to avoid packet reordering which is detrimental for the throughput of transport layer protocols like TCP. We propose a classification of hash-based load balancing algorithms, review existing ones and suggest new(More)
Multi-topology routing is an increasingly popular IP network management concept that allows transport of different traffic types over disjoint network paths. The concept is of particular interest for implementation of IP fast reroute (IP FRR). First, it can support guaranteed, instantaneous recovery from any link or node failure. Second, different failures(More)
Rate measurements are required for many purposes, e.g. for system analysis and modelling or for live systems that react to measurements. For off-line measurement all data is available in advance. Here, time delay between data collection and data analysis is not an issue. On-line measurement, however, measures rates on the fly. Thus, measurement algorithms(More)