Orhan Ergun 3 Comments

What is a Micro Loop in Routing?

Micro loop can be found in fast-rerouted networks. Fast reroute, as a proactive convergence mechanism, provides sub-second data plane convergence.

If any link fails, upstream node sends the traffic through the repaired path to the downstream device. For the downstream node to be used as a backup/repair node, it should be loop-free.

What do all these mean? The picture below provides further explanations.

microloop

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