Computer and Information Sciences - ISCIS 2005

Volume 3733 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 234-243

Modeling Access Control Lists with Discrete-Time Quasi Birth-Death Processes

  • Sándor PalugyaAffiliated withTest Competence Center, Ericsson Hungary Ltd.
  • , Máté J. CsorbaAffiliated withTest Competence Center, Ericsson Hungary Ltd.

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This paper examines Access Control Lists (ACLs) that are used primarily in IP routers for providing network admission control and maintaining a certain level of Quality of Service. We present a method for modeling ACLs and firewall rules in various systems that use the same logic for their operation. Besides, we analyze the performance impact of ACLs on the packet forwarding capability of a router with discrete-time QBD processes.