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Atom-Based Routing

Improving global internet routing by implementing atom-based routers.

Atom-Based Routing aims at significantly reducing the growth of BGP table size and updates, in particular in the internet backbone, through the use of BGP policy atoms. The intent is to devise a routing protocol (or adapt a routing protocol such as BGP) which makes use of atoms to achieve a protocol of lower complexity.

  • Slides of the presentation held at CAIDA/WIDE workshop. .pdf (179 kB)
  • The paper "Complexity of global routing policies", by Andre Broido and KC Claffy, describes some problems with BGP tables and introduces policy atoms. .ps (286 kB) .pdf (603 kB)