Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) traffic engineering (TE) is intended to bring long-awaited traffic management capabilities into IP networks, which still rely on today's prevailing routing protocols: OSPF or IS-IS. In OSPF, traffic is forwarded along, and split equally between, equal cost shortest paths. In this letter, we formulate the basic requirements placed on a practical TE architecture built on top of OSPF and present a theoretical framework meeting these requirements of practicality. The main contribution of our work comes from the recognition that coupled with an instance of the maximum throughput problem there exists a related inverse shortest-path problem yielding optimal OSPF link weights.
- Linear optimization
- Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
- Traffic engineering
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering