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The Case for Resilient Overlay Networks David G. Andersen, Hari Balakrishnan, M. Frans Kaashoek, and Robert Morris
 

Summary: The Case for Resilient Overlay Networks
David G. Andersen, Hari Balakrishnan, M. Frans Kaashoek, and Robert Morris
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
Cambridge, MA 02139
dga, hari, kaashoek, rtm @lcs.mit.edu
http://nms.lcs.mit.edu/ron/
Abstract
This paper makes the case for Resilient Overlay Networks
(RONs), an application-level routing and packet forwarding
service that gives end-hosts and applications the ability to
take advantage of network paths that traditional Internet rout-
ing cannot make use of, thereby improving their end-to-end
reliability and performance. Using RON, nodes participat-
ing in a distributed Internet application configure themselves
into an overlay network and cooperatively forward packets
for each other. Each RON node monitors the quality of the
links in the underlying Internet and propagates this informa-
tion to the other nodes; this enables a RON to detect and
react to path failures within several seconds rather than sev-
eral minutes, and allows it to select application-specific paths

  

Source: Andersen, Dave - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Database Group

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences