MPSS

Multiprotocol Stateless Switching

A. Zahemsky, P. Jokela, M. Särelä, Sami Ruponen, J. Kempf, P. Nikander

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Abstract

The Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture has become a true success story in the world of telecommunications. However, MPLS becomes cumbersome if multicast communication is needed, as aggregating of labels is not easy. Because of that, when providing Multicast VPNs, operators need to trade-off bandwidth usage with the amount of multicast state, sacrificing efficiency. Forwarding with Bloom filters in the packet headers offers the opportunity to have quasi-stateless network elements; the amount of forwarding plane state does not depend on the number of paths/trees the node participates in. In this paper, we propose Multiprotocol Stateless Switching (MPSS), the marriage of MPLS and Bloom filter based forwarding. The forwarding architecture inherits the flexibility of MPLS and gives operators the opportunity to offer Multicast VPN services while avoiding the difficult process of fine-tuning the trade-off between bandwidth usage and state. (30 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationINFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6739-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventINFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 15 Mar 201019 Mar 2010

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ConferenceINFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010
Abbreviated titleINFCOMW 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period15/03/1019/03/10

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Zahemsky, A., Jokela, P., Särelä, M., Ruponen, S., Kempf, J., & Nikander, P. (2010). MPSS: Multiprotocol Stateless Switching. In Proceedings: INFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010 Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2010.5466670
Zahemsky, A. ; Jokela, P. ; Särelä, M. ; Ruponen, Sami ; Kempf, J. ; Nikander, P. / MPSS : Multiprotocol Stateless Switching. Proceedings: INFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2010.
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MPSS : Multiprotocol Stateless Switching. / Zahemsky, A.; Jokela, P.; Särelä, M.; Ruponen, Sami; Kempf, J.; Nikander, P.

Proceedings: INFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010. Piscataway, NJ, USA : Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Zahemsky A, Jokela P, Särelä M, Ruponen S, Kempf J, Nikander P. MPSS: Multiprotocol Stateless Switching. In Proceedings: INFOCOM IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFCOMW 2010. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2010 https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2010.5466670