NIRA: A new inter-domain routing architecture

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In today's Internet, users can choose their local Internet service providers (ISPs), but once their packets have entered the network, they have little control over the overall routes their packets take. Giving a user the ability to choose between provider-level routes has the potential of fostering ISP competition to offer enhanced service and improving end-to-end performance and reliability. This paper presents the design and evaluation of a new Internet routing architecture (NIRA) that gives a user the ability to choose the sequence of providers his packets take. NIRA addresses a broad range of issues, including practical provider compensation, scalable route discovery, efficient route representation, fast route fail-over, and security. NIRA supports user choice without running a global link-state routing protocol. It breaks an end-to-end route into a sender part and a receiver part and uses address assignment to represent each part. A user can specify a route with only a source and a destination address, and switch routes by switching addresses. We evaluate NIRA using a combination of network measurement, simulation, and analysis. Our evaluation shows that NIRA supports user choice with low overhead. © 2007 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, X; Clark, D; Berger, AW

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 775 - 788

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-6692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TNET.2007.893888

Citation Source

  • Scopus