Routing design in operational networks: a look from the inside

  title={Routing design in operational networks: a look from the inside},
  author={Geoffrey G. Xie and Jibin Zhan and David A. Maltz and Hui Zhang and Albert G. Greenberg and G{\'i}sli Hj{\'a}lmt{\'y}sson},
In any IP network, routing protocols provide the intelligence that takes a collection of physical links and transforms them into a network that enables packets to travel from one host to another. Though routing design is arguably the single most important design task for large IP networks, there has been very little systematic investigation into how routing protocols are actually used in production networks to implement the goals of network architects. We have developed a methodology for… CONTINUE READING