International Journal for Development of Computer Science & Technology (IJDCST)
The Internet takes a central role in the people communications infrastructure, the slow convergence of steering protocols after a network failure becomes a growing problem. To assure fast recovery from bond and node failures in IP networks, the authors present a new recovery scheme called Multiple Steering Pattern (MSP). MSP is based on keeping additional steering information in the routers, and allows packet ahead to continue on an alternative output bond immediately after the detection of a failure. Their proposed scheme guarantees recovery in all single failure scenarios, using a single mechanism to handle both bond and node failures, and without knowing the root cause of the failure.