Brief read.

There are two kinds of multipath routing protocols: First family uses labeling or source routing mechanisms and the second family makes use of hop by hop routing protocols.

The former rely on path computation algorithms to find the paths and then position them using some signaling protocols such as RSVP-TE. They allow the adaptation of load of each route depending on realtime measurements, e.g. TeXCP. However, this can create a large number of tunnels, and the measurement takes time.

The latter does not have these problems, but we have to guarantee the packets will go loop-free. The paper is to propose an algorithm that can ensure the routes are loop free.

Bibliographic data

   title = "Improving Load Balancing with Multipath Routing",
   author = "Pascal Mérindol and Jean-Jacques Pansiot and Stéphane Cateloin",
   booktitle = "Proc. ICCCN",
   pages = "1--8",
   year = "2008",