Preface (1st Edition)

Deepankar (Deep) Medhi     Kansas City, MO, USA

Karthikeyan (Karthik) Ramasamy     Santa Clara, CA, USA

In the span of a quarter-century, network routing in communication networks has evolved tremendously. Just a quarter century ago, the public switched telephone network (PSTN) was running hierarchical routing, ARPANET routing was operational, and the telecommunication infrastructure had fixed static transport routes. In the 1980s, we first saw the tremendous growth in routing: Internet routing was deployed under the TCP/IP stack starting, first with the RIP protocol; the telephone network started deploying dynamic call routing schemes; and the telecommunication transport network deployed SONET transport mechanisms, ...

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