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Two Rule-Based Building-Block Architectures for Policy-Based Network Control

  • Yasusi Kanada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1942)

Abstract

Policy-based networks can be customized by users by injecting programs called policies into the network nodes. So if general-purpose functions can be specified in a policy-based network, the network can be regarded as an active network in the wider sense. In a policy-based network, two or more policies must often cooperate to provide a high-level function or policy. To support such building-block policies, two architectures for modeling a set of policies have been developed: pipe-connection architecture and label-connection architecture. It is shown that rule-based building blocks are better for policy-based network control and that the label-connection architecture is currently better. However, the pipe-connection architecture is better in regards to parallelism, which is very important in network environments.

Keywords

Output Port Input Port Schedule Rule Logic Programming Language Expedite Forwarding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasusi Kanada
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  1. 1.Central Research LaboratoryHitachi, Ltd. Higashi-KoigakuboTokyoJapan

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