Fault detection in routing protocols

D. Massey, B. Fenner
Proceedings. Seventh International Conference on Network Protocols  
Routing protocol faults cause problems ranging from an inability to communicate to excessive routing overhead. This paper proposes a system for detecting a wide range of routing protocol faults. Our system deploys virtual routers called RouteMonitors to monitor a routing protocol. We deployed RouteMonitors in the MBone's DVMRP infrastructure and uncovered a number of faults. We were also able to identify the cause of these errors and deploy fixes. The result was a substantial improvement in
more » ... P route stability. This paper reviews the RouteMonitor approach and details the results achieved in the MBone.
doi:10.1109/icnp.1999.801913 dblp:conf/icnp/MasseyF99 fatcat:uqzppfpirzel7a4v2nzrn3xvqu