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Open Architectures and Network Programming Proceedings, 2002 IEEE

Date 29-29 June 2002

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  • COMAN: a multiple-language active network architecture enabled via middleware

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):129 - 140
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    In conventional data communication networks, the basic network components are passive, where routing decisions are made solely on the basis of packet header information. In contrast, active networks allow added computation within the network through user-defined routing and processing instructions, providing the on-demand installation of powerful software-based network services. As an adaptation o... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 191
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  • CALM: congestion-aware layered multicast

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):179 - 190
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    This paper demonstrates the flexibility and utility of two lightweight, general-purpose network services (Emphemeral State Processing and LightWeight Processing modules) by showing how end-systems can use these services to obtain timely and accurate information about the location of congested links and their level of congestion. Although accurate congestion information is useful to a wide range of... View full abstract»

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  • Global flow control for wide area overlay networks: a cost-benefit approach

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):155 - 166
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    This paper presents a flow control protocol for multi-sender multi-group multicast and unicast in wide area overlay networks. The protocol is analytically grounded and achieves real world goals, such as simplicity, fairness and minimal resource usage. Flows are regulated based on the "opportunity" costs of network resources used and the benefit provided by the flow. In contrast to existing window-... View full abstract»

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  • Modular components for network address translation

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):39 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    We present a general-purpose toolkit for network address translation in Click, a modular, component-based networking system. Network address translation, or NAT, was designed to allow disparate address realms to communicate. The components of our toolkit can be combined in a variety of ways to implement this task and many others, including some that, superficially, have nothing to do with address ... View full abstract»

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  • Forwarding without loops in Icarus

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):63 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (2)
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    Packets trapped in a forwarding loop can rapidly saturate network links and disrupt communications until they are removed by the IP Time-To-Live (TTL) mechanism. This does not pose a significant problem when loops are rare, as is the case with mature routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP. However, in newer and more experimental settings, such as peer-to-peer overlays, active networks and multicas... View full abstract»

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  • A comparative study of extensible routers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):51 - 62
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    Motivated by the demand for routers with new capabilities, researchers have been building extensible routers that aid in the design and development of network protocols and services. This paper evaluates and compares three such systems: (1) Princeton's Scout-based Extensible Router, (2) MIT's Click router, and (3) Washington University's Router Plugins. To provide a framework in which these three ... View full abstract»

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  • Safe kernel programming in the OKE

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):141 - 152
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (3)
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    This paper describes the implementation of the OKE, which allows users other than root to load native and fully optimised code in the Linux kernel. Safety is guaranteed by trust management, language customisation and a trusted compiler. By coupling trust management with the compiler, the OKE is able to vary the level of restrictions on the code running in the kernel, depending on the programmer's ... View full abstract»

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  • Network layer support for overlay networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Overlay networks represent a flexible and deployable approach for applications to obtain new network semantics, but they suffer from some efficiency concerns. To support overlay networks efficiently, two new primitives are proposed for implementation in the network layer. Packet Reflection allows end hosts to request short-circuit packet routing and duplication in nearby routers. Path Painting all... View full abstract»

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  • Opus: an overlay peer utility service

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):167 - 178
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (10)
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    Today, an increasing number of important network services, such as content distribution, replicated services, and storage systems, are deploying overlays across multiple Internet sites to deliver better performance, reliability and adaptability. Currently however, such network services must individually reimplement substantially similar functionality. For example, applications must configure the o... View full abstract»

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  • PAMcast : programmable any-multicast for scalable message delivery

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):25 - 36
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    The rapid growth of the Internet has led to much interest in communication paradigms that support scalability, including multicast and anycast. In this paper, we propose a new message delivery service - Programmable Any-Multicast (PAMcast) - which generalizes both anycast and multicast, by providing a message delivery service to m out of the total n group members, where 1 < m < n. Such a service h... View full abstract»

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  • The potential of just-in-time compilation in active networks based on network processors

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):79 - 90
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    Byte-code representations in active networks provide architectural neutrality and code compactness; however, the resulting execution speed is typically poor due to interpretation overhead. This paper shows that the performance of capsule-based active networks can benefit from compiling active network programs into native network processor instructions at traversed routers (just-in-time compilation... View full abstract»

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  • Topology discovery service for router-assisted multicast transport

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):14 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Many existing proposals for introducing network support for multicast transport require the establishment of signaling paths among adjacent active routers in a session. We present a general-purpose, lightweight protocol to establish a signaling overlay among sparsely deployed active nodes. The resulting overlay is tied to the underlying multicast route and adapts to changes in its topology. In add... View full abstract»

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  • NetBind: a binding tool for constructing data paths in network processor-based routers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):91 - 103
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    There is growing interest in network processor technologies capable of processing packets at line rates. In this paper, we present the design, implementation and evaluation of NetBind, a high performance, flexible and scalable binding tool for dynamically constructing data paths in network processor-based routers. The methodology that underpins NetBind balances the flexibility of network programma... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for efficient and programmable sensor networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):117 - 128
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (1)
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    Ad hoc wireless networks of deeply embedded devices such as micro-sensors and microactuators have emerged as one of the key growth areas for wireless networking and computing technologies. So far these networks/systems have been designed with static and custom architectures for specific tasks, thus providing inflexible operation and interaction capabilities. Various architectures are currently try... View full abstract»

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  • APE: fast and secure active networking architecture for active packet editing

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):104 - 113
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (10)
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    This paper proposes an architecture for active network nodes, called Active Packet Editing (APE). The design of APE focuses on accelerating the functions that are essential to active network operation, such as packet classification and NAT. The twofold architecture of APE combines a software active packet processor with an efficient packet editor based on flexible hardware. Based on preset rules (... View full abstract»

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