This paper has outlined a method (called OBGP) of extending BGP to support lightpath setup and management across an optical network. The development of OBGP has been discussed by reviewing current BGP behaviour and design requirements for OBGP. An implementation of OBGP using simulation tools has been presented, along with initial test results, which have shown that a seamless migration from BGP to OBGP is possible.

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Francisco, M.J., Simpson, S., Pezoulas, L., Huang, C., Lambadaris, I, & Arnaud, B.St. (2001). Interdomain routing in optical networks. doi:10.1117/12.436052