Of Ants and IP Routing
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"What does all this have to do with IP routing? Routers, those little entities that make up IP networks, operate using local rules. Collectively, the routers in a network present a robust, dynamic routing infrastructure, adapting to failures and congestion. In other words, the problem of IP routing lends itself to the same bottom-up self-organization as the world of ants and the slime mold."
(Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 14, 2002 )
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