A NetConf Network Management Suite: ENSUITE

  • Vincent Cridlig
  • H. Abdelnur
  • J. Bourdellon
  • Radu State
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3751)


This paper presents a full NetConf-based network management suite. The described management suite allows to assess the potential of XML based management in complex configuration scenarios, validate NetConf operational characteristics, compare with existing models, verify the admitted ideas about XML and experiment the interoperability with CLI. We share here our implementation and deployment experience and discuss through illustrations the advantages and drawbacks of NetConf.


XML-based network management NetConf 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Cridlig
    • 1
  • H. Abdelnur
    • 1
  • J. Bourdellon
    • 1
  • Radu State
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIA – INRIA LorraineVillers-les-NancyFrance

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