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Fast Recovery From Dual Link or Single Node Failures in IP Networks Using Tunneling

Date Added: Jul 2010
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This paper develops novel mechanisms for recovering from failures in IP networks with proactive backup path calculations and IP tunneling. The primary scheme provides resilience for up to two link failures along a path. The highlight of the developed routing approach is that a node re-routes a packet around the failed link without the knowledge of the second link failure. The proposed technique requires three protection addresses for every node, in addition to the normal address. Associated with every protection address of a node is a protection graph.