Inter-AS Inbound Traffic Engineering Via ASPP
AS Path Pre-pending (ASPP) is a popular method for the inter-AS inbound traffic engineering, which is known to be more difficult than the outbound traffic engineering. Although the ASPP approach has been extensively practised by many ASes, it is surprising that there still lacks a systematic study of this approach and the basic understanding of its effectiveness. In this paper, the authors introduce the concept, applicability and potential instability problem of the ASPP approach. Some guidelines are given as the first step to study the method to avoid instability problem.