Revisiting Ethernet: Plug-and-play made scalable and efficient

Changhoon Kim, Jennifer L. Rexford

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Abstract

Because Ethernet bridging does not scale, most enterprise networks consist of small Ethernet-based subnets interconnected by IP routers. Although Ethernet's flat addressing and transparent bridging allow each subnet to run with minimal configuration, interconnecting subnets at the IP level introduces significant management overhead that increases with the size of the network. As an alternative, we propose a scalable and efficient zero-configuration enterprise (SEIZE) networking architecture. SEIZE provides plug-and-play capability via globally unique flat addressing, while ensuring scalability and efficiency through shortest-path routing and hash-based location resolution. Switches perform location resolution on demand and can cache the results to optimize routing paths and to reduce the number of location-resolution requests. We present a design overview of SEIZE and show that it attains the best of Ethernet and IP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLANMAN 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
Pages163-169
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventLANMAN 2007 - 2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2007Jun 13 2007

Publication series

NameLANMAN 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks

Other

OtherLANMAN 2007 - 2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period6/10/076/13/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Kim, C., & Rexford, J. L. (2007). Revisiting Ethernet: Plug-and-play made scalable and efficient. In LANMAN 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (pp. 163-169). [4295993] (LANMAN 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks). https://doi.org/10.1109/LANMAN.2007.4295993