ARIS: Aggregate Route-Based IP Switching

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Authors Richard Woundy  , Richard Boivie  , Nancy Feldman  , Arun Viswanathan 
Last updated 1997-03-26
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IP based networks use a number of routing protocols, including RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP, to determine how packets ought to be routed. Among these protocols, OSPF and BGP are IETF-recommended standards that have been extensively deployed and exercised in many networks. In this memo, we describe a mechanism which uses these protocols as the basis for switching IP datagrams, by the addition of a simple protocol ('ARIS') that establishes switched paths through a network. The ARIS protocol allows us to leverage the advantages of switching technologies in an internet network.


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