Load-Balanced Shortest-Path-Based Routing Without Traffic Splitting in Hose Model
Smart OSPF (S-OSPF), a load balancing, shortest-path-based routing scheme, was introduced to improve the routing performances of legacy networks running OSPF with known traffic demands. S-OSPF distributes traffic from a source node to neighbor nodes, and, after reaching the neighbor nodes, traffic is routed according to the OSPF protocol. However, in practice, exact traffic demands are difficult to obtain, and most routers will not be able to handle the complexity of determining and implementing uneven traffic distributions with any form of precision. This paper investigates non-split S-OSPF with the hose model for the first time; its goal is to minimize the worst-case network congestion ratio.