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Improvement of link failure restoration utilising MPLS as a means to maintain QoS

Asante, M. and Sherratt, R. S. (2005) Improvement of link failure restoration utilising MPLS as a means to maintain QoS. In: Arabnia, H. R. and Joshua, R. (eds.) ICOMP '05: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Internet Computing. C S R E a Press, pp. 325-331.

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Abstract/Summary

The availability of a network strongly depends on the frequency of service outages and the recovery time for each outage. The loss of network resources includes complete or partial failure of hardware and software components, power outages, scheduled maintenance such as software and hardware, operational errors such as configuration errors and acts of nature such as floods, tornadoes and earthquakes. This paper proposes a practical approach to the enhancement of QoS routing by means of providing alternative or repair paths in the event of a breakage of a working path. The proposed scheme guarantees that every Protected Node (PN) is connected to a multi-repair path such that no further failure or breakage of single or double repair paths can cause any simultaneous loss of connectivity between an ingress node and an egress node. Links to be protected in an MPLS network are predefined and an LSP request involves the establishment of a working path. The use of multi-protection paths permits the formation of numerous protection paths allowing greater flexibility. Our analysis will examine several methods including single, double and multi-repair routes and the prioritization of signals along the protected paths to improve the Quality of Service (QoS), throughput, reduce the cost of the protection path placement, delay, congestion and collision.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:14339
Uncontrolled Keywords:convergence, QoS, repair paths, MPLS, routing
Additional Information:Proceedings Paper International Conference on Internet Computing JUN 27-30, 2005 Las Vegas, NV
Publisher:C S R E a Press

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