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Macro-routing: a new hierarchical routing protocol

Dragos, Sanda-Maria and Collier, Martin (2004) Macro-routing: a new hierarchical routing protocol. In: GLOBECOM 2004 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 29 November - 3 December 2004 , Dallas, Texas, USA. ISBN 0-7803-8794-5

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In a continually evolving Internet, tools such as quality of service routing must be used in order to accommodate user demands. QoS routing raises scalability issues within very large networks, which can he avoided by using hierarchical routing strategies. However, such strategies can lead to inaccurate path selection due to the aggregation process. To avoid such problems, we propose a hierarchical routing protocol, called macro-routing, which can distribute the route computation more efficiently throughout the network using mobile agents. It processes more detailed information than conventional hierarchical routing protocols, so is more likely to find the best path between source and destination. Also, by using mobile agents, more than one available path can be found. This provides a fast recovery mechanism, where no protocol restart is needed in a failure situation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:mobile agents; quality of service; routing protocols; telecommunication computing;
Subjects:Engineering > Telecommunication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Published in:IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2004. . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISBN 0-7803-8794-5
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:©2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
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