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A Hybrid Approach to Operating System Discovery using Answer Set Programming

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3 Author(s)
Gagnon, Francois ; Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON ; Esfandiari, Babak ; Bertossi, L.

The goal of operating system (OS) discovery is to learn which OS is running on a distant computer. There are two main strategies for OS discovery: active and passive. Each of them has advantages as well as drawbacks. This paper discusses how answer set programming, a new logic programming paradigm, can be used to address, in a simple and elegant way, the problem of operating system discovery in computer networks by logically specifying the problem and providing solutions through automated reasoning. As a result of using such a knowledge representation framework, it is possible to unify the active and the passive methods to OS discovery in a single hybrid approach that has the advantages of both strategies while being much more versatile. Moreover, this paper presents a proof of concept prototype for hybrid operating system discovery.

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Integrated Network Management, 2007. IM '07. 10th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

May 21 2007-Yearly 25 2007