By Topic

Benchmarks for IP forwarding tables

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
M. Castelino ; Intel Corp., Santa Clara, CA, USA ; R. Gunturi ; V. Filauro ; G. Vlantis
more authors

IPv4 and IPv6 route tables are ever changing and a subject of constant study. The Network Processing Forum (NPF) required a parameterized selection of IPv4/IPv6 route tables, real and synthetic, to enable benchmarking the performance of systems that include network processors and search engines (co-processors). The benchmarks have scalable parameters, and are to be run in a standard way, as specified in the NPF IP Forwarding Implementation Agreement. A synthetic traffic generator was also required to implement the benchmarks. Requirements were collected, and a freely available software toolkit was created. The kit has two sets of components - one set which generates IPv4 forwarding tables in the range of 1000 to 1 million prefixes, along with IPv6 tables of size 400 to 1200 prefixes, and another set which generates synthetic traffic patterns for the benchmarks. The toolkit's programs can be used for NPF benchmark certification, or as a suite of helpful table and traffic generation tools. This paper explains the empirical schemes devised to create IPv4 and IPv6 route tables in line with these requirements, along with the algorithms used to implement the schemes. It also describes the problem of generating traffic to exercise the route tables produced using the previous schemes. The results obtained by running this software to generate route tables are presented and evaluated.

Published in:

Performance, Computing, and Communications, 2004 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference: