EWS-Based Management Application Interface and Integration Mechanisms for Web-Based Element Management

  • Hong-Taek Ju
  • Mi-Joung Choi
  • James W. Hong
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Abstract

Web-based network element management provides an administrator with the ability to configure and monitor network devices over the Internet using a Web browser. The most direct way to accomplish this is to embed a Web server [Embedded Web Server (EWS)] into a network device, and use that server to provide a Web-based management user interface constructed with HTML, graphics, Java and other features common to Web browsers. In this paper we present EWS-based management application interface mechanisms for use between embedded management applications and embedded Web servers. We propose a guideline for choosing an efficient interface mechanism, which is based on the characteristics of management information and Web documents. A Web-based management user interface through embedded Web servers has many advantages such as ubiquity, platform independence and user-friendliness. In order to be truly useful, a Web-based management user interface must have a low development cost and a short development time. We provide effective integration mechanisms for each interface. We validate these mechanisms by implementing them in an Internet router.

Embedded web server web-based network management network element management management application interface mechanism management application integration mechanism 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-Taek Ju
    • 1
  • Mi-Joung Choi
    • 1
  • James W. Hong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPOSTECHNamgu, PohangKorea

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