Route flapping effects on OSPF

Y. Ohara, M. Bhatia, Osamu Nakamura, Jun Murai

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Abstract

Route flap is an undesirable phenomenon in the Internet and needs to be eliminated for more stable and robust networks. We present our observations of such persistent route flaps on OSPF in some detail. We show how flaps adversely affect OSPF routing and communication environment in general through our experiments. The current OSPF's implicit timer damping function is found inefficient as each flap may lead to a few seconds of lost connectivity. We implemented a scheme for damping the route flaps and show as to how this methodology can solve such problems in OSPE. Our implementation shows considerable improvement over the ones where none of such techniques were applied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages232-237
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0769518737, 9780769518732
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2003 Jan 272003 Jan 31

Other

Other2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period03/1/2703/1/31

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Keywords

  • Communication system control
  • Convergence
  • Hardware
  • Internet
  • IP networks
  • Maintenance
  • Network servers
  • Robustness
  • Routing protocols
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ohara, Y., Bhatia, M., Nakamura, O., & Murai, J. (2003). Route flapping effects on OSPF. In Proceedings - 2003 Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops, SAINT 2003 (pp. 232-237). [1210163] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAINTW.2003.1210163