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Control plane compression

Author(s): Beckett, Ryan; Gupta, Aarti; Mahajan, Ratul; Walker, David

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Abstract: We develop an algorithm capable of compressing large networks into smaller ones with similar control plane behavior: For every stable routing solution in the large, original network, there exists a corresponding solution in the compressed network, and vice versa. Our compression algorithm preserves a wide variety of network properties including reachability, loop freedom, and path length. Consequently, operators may speed up network analysis, based on simulation, emulation, or verification, by analyzing only the compressed network. Our approach is based on a new theory of control plane equivalence. We implement these ideas in a tool called Bonsai and apply it to real and synthetic networks. Bonsai can shrink real networks by over a factor of 5 and speed up analysis by several orders of magnitude.
Publication Date: Aug-2018
Citation: Beckett, Ryan, Aarti Gupta, Ratul Mahajan, and David Walker. "Control plane compression." In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (2019): pp. 476-489. doi:10.1145/3230543.3230583
DOI: 10.1145/3230543.3230583
Pages: 476 - 489
Type of Material: Conference Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication
Version: Author's manuscript

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