Node Potential Oriented Multi-NextHop Routing Protocol

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Authors Julong Lan  , Jianhui Zhang  , Bin Wang  , Wenfen Liu  , Tong Duan 
Last updated 2021-03-25 (latest revision 2020-09-21)
Replaces draft-ietf-rtgwg-npmnrp
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The Node Potential Oriented Multi-Nexthop Routing Protocol (NP-MNRP) bases on the idea of "hop-by-hop routing forwarding, multi-backup next hop" and combines with the phenomena that water flows from higher place to lower. NP-MNRP defines a metric named as node potential, which is based on hop count and the actual link bandwidth, and calculates multiple next-hops through the potential difference between the nodes.


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