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Evaluation of a proposed soft-state, control-driven label mapping policy in a label switching network
Author(s): Daniela Vieira Cunha; Paulo Roberto Guardieiro
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Paper Abstract

The Label Switching technology was developed in order to provide a high speed and large packet processing capabilities in Internet networks using a cut-through technique. Research effort has concentrated on the issue of number of labels used and its minimization. There are mainly two label mapping policies. One is the data-driven label mapping policy and the other is the control-driven label mapping policy. In this paper, a comparison between both conventional label mapping policies is shown. It is also evaluated the required number of labels under each of these two label mapping policies and the cut-through ratio of each one. The evaluation shows that the data-driven and the control-driven label mapping policies require a large number of labels. In order to reduce the number of labels required and increase the cut-through ratio, it is proposed a label mapping policy that is a combination of the two label mappings above. This is a control-driven label mapping that has the soft-state characteristic of the data-driven one. The evaluation shows that the proposed label mapping policy requires less labels than the others conventional label mapping policies and increases the cut-through ratio to the maximum allowed while offering the advantages of being a control-driven label mapping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4524, Quality of Service over Next-Generation Data Networks, (27 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434342
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Daniela Vieira Cunha, Univ. Federal de Uberlandia (United States)
Paulo Roberto Guardieiro, Univ. Federal de Uberlandia (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4524:
Quality of Service over Next-Generation Data Networks
Mohammed Atiquzzaman; Mahbub Hassan, Editor(s)

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