A Novel Control Plane Model of Extensible Routers

  • Kun Wu
  • Jianping Wu
  • Ke Xu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3994)


The extensible router is the next generation router architecture. This paper studies the extensibility of the router control plane, which contains complicated modules such as routing protocol processing, router information management, etc. It is difficult to decide when to extending the control plane, and how many nodes are needed. Moreover, the module dispatching configurations is another issues. This paper describes the extensible architecture of the router system and the control plane. It defines three variables to evaluate the extensibility. And a two-step extensible model is provided to achieve the maximum extensibility under these evaluations. Finally, the experiments show that the model is correct and efficient.


Control Plane Data Plane Optical Burst Switching Generation Router Information Dependency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun Wu
    • 1
  • Jianping Wu
    • 1
  • Ke Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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