13 Nov 1987 06:48-EST
In a large scale, highly heterogeneous internet, knowing the entire
topology requires that a substantial amount of information be shared
among a far-flung set of components. This is not easy - nor is the
data necessarily very timely when it finally arrives.
Basing routing on out-of-date information seems like an
invitation to congestion - or are you discounting that on the
basis of something you haven't mentioned yet?
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