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Temporally Ordered Routing Algorithm

The Temporally Ordered Routing Algorithm (TORA) is a highly adaptive, efficient and scalable routing algorithm [1]. It is a source-initiated on-demand protocol and it finds multiple routes between the source and the destination. TORA is a fairly complicated protocol but its main feature is that when a link fails the control messages are only propagates around the point of failure. While other protocols need to re-initiate a route discovery when a link fails, TORA would be able to patch itself up around the point of failure. This feature allows TORA to scale up to larger networks but has higher overhead for smaller networks.