Accession Number:

ADA180187

Title:

Routing and Addressing Problems in Large Metropolitan-Scale Internetworks

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Digital packet networking technology is spreading rapidly into the commercial sector. Currently, most networks are isolated local area networks. This isolation is counterproductive. Within the next twenty years it should be possible to connect these networks to one another via a vast inter network. A metropolitan inter network must be capable of connecting many thousand networks and a national one several million. It is difficult to extend current inter networking technology to this scale. Problems include routing and host mobility. This report addressed these problems by developing an algorithm that retains robustness and has desirable commercial characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE