IP lookup and routing table update affect the speed at which a router forwards packets. This study proposes a new data structure for dynamic router tables used in IP lookup and update, called the Multi-inherited Search Tree (MIST). Partitioning each prefix according to an index value and removing the relationships among prefixes enables performing IP lookup operations efficiently. Because a prefix trie is used as a substructure, memory can be consumed and dynamic router-table operations can be performed efficiently. Experiments using real IPv4 routing databases indicated that the MIST uses memory efficiently and performs lookup, insert, and delete operations effectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computational Theory and Mathematics