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Re: [RRG] Are we solving the wrong problem?
Mark, a few thoughts ...
First there's the problem of discovery of multiple ways to address a
destination. Do I assume correctly you would build on DNS? TE is
more than load balancing. Sometimes policy rears its head, and
sometimes policy is specific to traffic type, not just IP layer info.
This needs to be factored in somehow, and DNS can't support it. We
could also do an initial discovery handshake between endpoints once
they reach each other at any address. That would also allow policy to
influence negotiation, and possibly policy intermediaries (a la
NUTSS). Of course, it would introduce delay :-p.
> each provider's aggregated prefix. Now we modify TCP to use both
> addresses *simultaneously* - this isn't the same as SCTP, which
> switches between the two. The client sets up a connection to one
> address, but in the handshake learns about the other address too. Now
> it runs two congestion control loops, one with each of the server's IP
> addresses. Packets are shared between the two addresses by the two
> congestion control loops - if one congestion-controlled path goes
> twice as fast as the other, twice as many packets go that way.
What about (1) synchronization of oscillations and (2) packets
arriving very out of order, since the source will continually be
testing every allowed path.
What about multicast? :-)
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