A Concise Forwarding Information Base for Scalable and Fast Name Lookups
Forwarding information base (FIB) scalability and its lookup speed are fundamental problems of numerous net- work technologies that uses location-independent network names. In this paper we present a new network algorithm, Othello Hashing, and its application of a FIB design called Concise, which uses very little memory to support ultra-fast lookups of network names. Othello Hashing and Concise make use of minimal perfect hashing and relies on the programmable network framework to support dynamic updates. Our conceptual contribution of Concise is to optimize the memory efficiency and query speed in the data plane and move the relatively complex construction and update components to the resource- rich control plane. We implemented Concise on three platforms. Experimental results show that Concise uses significantly smaller memory to achieve much faster query speed compared to existing solutions of network name lookups.
SDN, Forwarding, Hashing, Dynamic FIB, Random Graphs
Toronto, Ontario, Canada