Networking

Application Based Route Optimization

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Executive Summary

All the traffic seen by the internet is treated equally which is generally known as Internet neutrality. Internet neutrality enforces that all network traffic should be treated as equal and best effort routing policy should be followed. But with the advent of smart applications this is drastically changing. Each network application has its own bandwidth requirement. The authors face the problem when required bandwidth of critical applications does not match with internet bandwidth. Because of network neutrality principle, core router can't priorities one traffic over other and critical applications may get impacted. Such types of problems are still in research phase. As a solution here they will see how application level routing optimization mechanism at edge routers can be useful for such types of application.

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