Ensuring Connectivity via Data Plane Mechanisms
10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (2013)
In this paper we propose moving the responsibility for connectivity to the data plane. Our design, called Data-Driven Connectivity (DDC) ensures routing connectivity via data plane mechanisms. We believe this new separation of concerns basic connectivity on the data plane, optimal paths on the control plane will allow networks to provide a much higher degree of availability, while still providing flexible routing control.