John S. Baras


System designs for adaptive, distributed network monitoring and control

Li, H., Yang, S., Xi, H. and Baras, J.S.

IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Seattle, WA, May 14-18 2001.

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We present system designs for adaptive, distributed network monitoring and control. The ideas are to distribute some processing intelligence to network elements, and to design a dynamic interface such that the delegated agents could be managed remotely by the manager. The functionality of the delegated agents, and even that of the native software processes, could be extended dynamically without recompilation. The creation, deployment, operation, and management of the delegated agents require a standard infrastructure on each system where these agents need to be hosted. We use Java technology and C/C++ dynamic linkage mechanism to fulfil such a requirement under different situations and our system designs span a wide scope of applications

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