Proceedings 24th Conference on Local Computer Networks. LCN'99 (1999)
Oct. 17, 1999 to Oct. 20, 1999
Sashi Lazar , University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Sethuram Balaji Kodeswaran , University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Rekuram Varadharaj , University of Maryland at Baltimore County
Deepinder Sidhu , University of Maryland at Baltimore County
With the proliferation of new networking technologies, and the demand for new services, it will become increasingly difficult, and nearly impossible, to manage large-scale networks without an intelligent, automated management system. Discovering and keeping track of the topology of a network is essential for effective network management. In this paper we introduce a distributed algorithm for discovering the connectivity graph of an ATM network using intelligent mobile agents. In the proposed scheme links are discovered in a distributed fashion, thereby making this approach significantly more scaleable than applications using the traditional client/server model and SNMP. The responsibility of detecting the network topology is delegated from the managing application to each mobile agent. The agents independently roam ATM clouds, querying the configuration of each intermediate system and process managed information locally.
software agents, mobile agents, network management, network discovery, ATM networks
D. Sidhu, R. Varadharaj, S. Lazar and S. B. Kodeswaran, "ATM Network Discovery Using Mobile Agents," Proceedings 24th Conference on Local Computer Networks. LCN'99(LCN), Lowell, Massachusetts, 1999, pp. 98.