Applicability of the Babel Routing Protocol, January 2021
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Babel is a routing protocol based on the distance-vector algorithm augmented with mechanisms for loop avoidance and starvation avoidance. This document describes a number of niches where Babel has been found to be useful and that are arguably not adequately served by more mature protocols.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.