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Active and Programmable Networks for Adaptive Architectures and Services

1st Edition

By Syed Asad Hussain

Auerbach Publications

352 pages | 71 B/W Illus.

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Description

Most conventional networks are passive, with only basic traffic monitoring, management, routing, and congestion control. At best, they can be called reactive. Deploying new functions and integrating new standards into these architectures is difficult due to the rigid embedding of software and hardware into the network components. Active and Programmable Networks for Adaptive Architectures and Services introduces a new generation of network technologies and architecture that allows the creation, customization, and management of new services and applications deployed dynamically into network nodes.

Following a brief introduction and historical overview, the author outlines the architecture of active and programmable networks, discusses the enabling technologies for network programmability in detail, and introduces several paradigms and prototypes. He then explores packet scheduling, management, routing, and security and examines active wireless and mobile networks. The final chapter presents several real-world examples of currently deployed active and programmable networks. Several tables present information on different schemes and architectures, allowing easy comparison among a range of networking options.

Placing the new paradigm in contrast with concepts such as TCP/IP and OSI, Active and Programmable Networks for Adaptive Architectures and Services makes it easy to see how these new technologies can help you build more flexible and adaptive networks that can seamlessly integrate new functions.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

A Brief Networking History

Network Standards and Protocols

Protocol Reference Models

The Emergence of Middleware Architectures

The TCP/IP Reference Model

Comparison of OSI and TCP/IP Models

Standards Organizations

Summary

Exercises

References

ARCHITECTURE OF ACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKS

Introduction

Quality of Service Technologies for IP Networks

Quality of Service Parameters

Motivation for Active and Programmable Networks

The IEEE 1520 Standards Initiative for Programmable Networks

Classification of Active and Programmable Networks

Components and Architecture of Active Networks

Summary

Exercises

References

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR NETWORK PROGRAMMABILITY

Introduction

Enabling Technologies for Network Programmability

Summary

Exercises

References

ACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE NETWORK PARADIGMS AND PROTOTYPES

Introduction

Types of Active and Programmable Networks

Summary

Exercises

References

PACKET SCHEDULING FOR ACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKS

Introduction

Packet-Scheduling Mechanisms

Active Scheduling for Programmable Routers

Summary

Exercises

References

ACTIVE NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Introduction

Active Network Management Architectures

Summary

Exercises

References

ACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE ROUTING

Introduction

Active Multicasting Mechanisms

Active and Programmable Router Architectures

Summary

References

ACTIVE WIRELESS AND MOBILE NETWORKS

Introduction

A Brief History of Wireless Networks

Current Trends of Research in Mobile and Wireless Networks

Handoffs in Wireless Networks

Active Base Stations and Nodes for Wireless Networks

Programmable Middleware Support for Adaptive Mobile Networks

Programmable Handoffs in Mobile Networks

An Active Approach to Multicasting in Mobile Networks (AMTree)

Advantages of AMTRee and Related Work

An Adaptive Management Architecture for Ad Hoc Networks

Programmable Sensor Networks

Summary

Exercises

References

SECURITY IN ACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKS

Introduction

Types of Threats to Wireless Networks

Security and Safety Issues of Programmable/Active Networks

Active Network Security Research Projects

Summary

Exercises

References

APPLICATIONS OF ACTIVE AND PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKS

Introduction

Active Electronic Mail

Distribution of Video over the Internet Using Programmable Networks

The Active Traffic and Congestion Control Mechanisms

Summary

Exercises

References

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications