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### Count-to-infinity avoidance techniques and hold-down timeout based question

I am trying to understand count-to-infinity avoidance techniques, and came across this topology. Now, suppose the interface eth1 on R1 has gone bad, and assuming that split horizon, triggered updates ...
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### why use bellman-ford instead of Dijstra in RIP routing?

The RIP routing protocol was published in 1988 and uses Bellman-Ford algorithm to calculate shortest path. Also more recent version of RIP (RIPv2 and RIPng) use the same algorithm. The Djikstra ...
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Why do we use a private IP address instead of using the MAC address in a local network? It makes sense that we have IP addresses for large networks where packets have to be routed because the IP ...
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### Find minimum cost cycle in graph G=(V,E) that visits vertices in required subset V′⊂V exactly once & covers edges in required subset E′⊂E atleast once

I have been researching about general routing problems and came across a problem similar to the Travelling Salesman Problem: Find a minimum cost cycle in a graph $G = (V, E)$ which visits vertices in ...
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### Algorithm for stacked orders in food delivery (Pick up and deliveries)

I am trying to implement stacking orders While the most optimal solution would be to consider picking up orders from nearby restaurants that have similar food prep time AND nearby delivery locations. ...
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### The size of a router's forwarding table

Consider a home network. Say three computers, a network printer and an internet connection. The three computers and the network printer will use the router to communicate with each other. I am ...
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### Trying to understand a Router's Forwarding Table

I am trying to understand how a router's forward table works. As such, I am working on the following problem. Problem: A router’s forwarding table has the following entries. \begin{array} {|r|r|}\...
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### Routing with constraints

The following is the statement of the problem: There are 40 packets to be delivered in a day. Each packet needs to be delivered to a particular location. Apart from this, there are constraints also ...
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### Delivery problem, unsure which exact problem it is

I'm looking for guidance on how to reduce the following problem to a known problem or a suggestion for solving it altogether. Optimal / heuristic solutions or any other suggestions are greatly ...
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### An algorithm to find differences between routing paths

I need to come up with an algorithm that finds differences in the sequence of each product's routing (or sequence of processes). There are several processes aligned together and each process's been ...
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### Route finding on a graph that must go through multiple edges

I have this graph It shows a graph of a map that has nodes and segments (or edges), with weights, that connect these nodes. Some of these segments have addresses on, and some of these addresses are ...
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### Lowest cost path(s) between source and destination that collects required items

I have an undirected graph where each vertex is given some items from a set of items. My goal is to find the lowest cost path from my source vertex to destination vertex while collecting all such ...
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### Raptor algorithm: find next best paths

I'm reading Microsoft's white paper "Round-Based Public Transit Routing" (the RAPTOR algorithm). What are the ways to find next best paths (path is a sequence of trips and transfers from source to ...
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### Finding multiple paths through a grid such that every grid square is equally used

Setup Here’s the setup: I have an $N$ x $N$ grid of tiles, and a list of $M$ agents that need to move across the grid. Each agent has its own start tile $S(a)$, end tile $E(a)$, and an exact number ...
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### Multi-Path Length Minimization

I've been thinking about path planning and am trying to make good heuristics for cases with multiple agents. Suppose there are sets $S_i$ of coordinates in $\mathbb R^2$ or $\mathbb R^3$, each of the ...
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### Planning interviews

This is real-world problem, but I need to model it with algorithm as I am going to implement it (probably with PostGIS and Google Maps). Problem is: Everyday I am receiving job offers, and I have to ...
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### How can simulated annealing be related to the vehicle routing problem?

I have been searching through internet how could simulated annealing to solve the vehicle routing problem, but didn't find anything that made it clear to me. Most of what I found are research papers ...
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### Looking for algorithms context-aware to solve a Bicycle Routing Problem

I am conducting a study has the general objective to build a route recommendation system for bicycle users, able to suggest viable alternatives to dislocation in urban environments, with reference to ...
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### How to avoid looping of packets while implementing k-shortest paths algorithm in Network Simulator-3?

I am trying to implement k-shortest paths algorithm in NS-3 for IPv4GlobalRoutingProtocol. I am concerned about how to avoid looping of packets. My implementation calculates k-shortest paths from ...
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### Shortest path problem where edge weight depends on path taken

I am attempting to find the most efficient route to get from a source to a destination in a bus network. Each stop is a vertex in a graph, and each edge between vertices represents a route between ...
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### Raptor Algorithm: Differences between trip and route

I'm reading Microsoft's white paper "Round-Based Public Transit Routing" (the RAPTOR algorithm). In this algorithm, there are some definitions that I don't understand: About trip: trip represents ...
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### How to know for sure that a router is congested?

Suppose a router X is dropping packets. Another router A will investigate whether X is dropping packets due to congestion. What are the procedures that A should follow? A already knows X's buffer ...
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### Route planning for a car driver picking up people using public transport

We just had an interesting though for a routing algorithm for people carpooling. Imagine the following situation: Person 1 is driving with his car from the south of city A to city B far in the north. ...
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### Best route around confirmed appts - Traveling Salesman Problem

First, I am not a programmer, but an end user. We are trying to come up with a solution to a TSP issue that is causing us SIGNIFICANT time being wasted "manually" routing. Here is the issue. We ...
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### Algorithm for finding the best “route” of tasks

I have the following problem: Let's say I'm in a city with some friend we have a bunch of tasks to do. All persons start on a different position, for example (0/0), (10/5), (-20/0), ... , and every ...
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### Listing all possible train routes [closed]

I'm interested whether there is the standard solution to the following problem. Some number of train routes is given: Route1: First City -> Next City -> ... -> Last City Route2: ... ... We need to ...
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### Unsplittable flow in capacitated networks

I have an undirected network with capacitated links/edges. Between some nodes unsplittable traffic has to be routed. All demands and capacities are known, but it is uncertain if all flows can be ...
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