M-MENTOR: A Design Algorithm for IP Networks with Mixed Traffic

Date Added: Oct 2009
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The design of IP networks to support traffic engineering for both unicast and multicast traffic is a very difficult problem. This paper proposes a heuristic design algorithm called M-MENTOR that concern routing of both types of traffic. However, since multicast traffic model could be employed in many situations and could be managed by various kinds of multicast routing protocols, this paper consider only the design process of the IP networks with following features: network of within the same Autonomous System (AS), routing protocol support multiple weight on each link, the multicast traffic from different sources share the same multicast tree. The efficiency of M-MENTOR is evaluated for various traffic demands and networks of 10, 30 and 50 node and compared with MENTOR-II.