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A Distributed, Parallel and Fault Tolerant BGP Routing Daemon

Erik Bergström ; Martin Millnert
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2015. 89 s.
[Examensarbete på avancerad nivå]

The protocol that has delivered the Internet to the world suffers from aged implementations in current core routers. The implementations lack proper fault tolerance and suffer from single-threaded processing, underutilizing multicore processors. While a lack of multi-core processing capabilities was not a notable deficit 20 years ago, today a modular router is a small compute cluster in itself with multiple multi-core processors.

This thesis identifies first that in order to simplify, scale and improve fault tolerance in a BGP implementation, it can be decomposed into smaller parts. This thesis also shows that the processing of a BGP implementation’s critical path can be parallelized down to a per-prefix level and distributed over multiple nodes in a cluster implementation of a distributed RIB. Using the ErlBGP architecture, greater stability could be achieved in the Internet.

Publikationen registrerades 2015-07-06. Den ändrades senast 2015-07-06

CPL ID: 219490

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