An evaluation of the virtual router redundancy protocol extension with load balancing

Jen Hao Kuo, Siong Ui Te, Pang Ting Liao, Chun-Ying Huang, Pan Lung Tsai, Chin Laung Lei, Sy Yen Kuo, Yennun Huang, Zsehong Tsai

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Abstract

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is designed to eliminate the single point of failure in the static default routing environment in LAN. The original VRRP protocol does not support load balancing for both incoming and outgoing traffic. This paper describes EVRRP, i.e. Enhanced VRRP. EVRRP supports an efficient multiple-node cluster and symmetric load balancing among routers. Each router periodically exchanges information to determine the status of the master and backups. The master router distributes and redirects the traffic to one of the backup routers by ICMP redirect message. Backup routers accept the traffic from the master and one of the backup routers takes over the master traffic using a gratuitous ARP message when the master fails. The improved election protocol speeds up the original VRRP election protocol and shortens the failover time by adding a new state in the previous VRRP state diagram and a new protocol type. An extensive evaluation of the EVRRP protocol is described in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC 2005
Pages133-139
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event11th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC 2005 - Changsha, Hunan, China
Duration: 12 Dec 200514 Dec 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - 11th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC 2005
Volume2005

Conference

Conference11th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC 2005
CountryChina
CityChangsha, Hunan
Period12/12/0514/12/05

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    Kuo, J. H., Te, S. U., Liao, P. T., Huang, C-Y., Tsai, P. L., Lei, C. L., Kuo, S. Y., Huang, Y., & Tsai, Z. (2005). An evaluation of the virtual router redundancy protocol extension with load balancing. In Proceedings - 11th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC 2005 (pp. 133-139). [1607508] (Proceedings - 11th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC 2005; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2005.16