Date Added: May 2012
Inter-AS outbound Traffic Engineering (TE) is a set of techniques for controlling inter-AS traffic exiting an Autonomous System (AS) by assigning the traffic to the best egress points (i.e. routers or links) from which the traffic is forwarded to adjacent ASes towards the destinations. In practice, changing network conditions such as inter-AS traffic demand variation, link failures and inter-AS routing changes occur dynamically. These changes can make fixed outbound TE solutions inadequate and may subsequently cause inter-AS links to become congested.