Proactive networks

Antonio Liotta, George Exarchakos

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What is the secret of a fast-responding network? The ideal network will anticipate the communication needs of all nodes, building the necessary paths proactively. Unfortunately, this level of intelligence is not possible today. A brute-force approach, whereby the network continuously maintains all possible paths among all nodes, is also not a viable proposition because networks are far too vast and dynamic. This chapter explores strategies to reduce the impact of signaling in proactive routing. Through this exercise, we find that a fast network is one that can adaptively switch between "proactive" and "reactive" modes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworks for Pervasive Services
Subtitle of host publicationSix Ways to Upgrade the Internet
EditorsA. Liotta, G. Exarchakos
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789400714724
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


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