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Towards Hotspot Networks Management Using Policy Based Management Approach

  • Idir Fodil
  • Vincent Jardin
  • Guy Pujolle
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 169)

Abstract

This paper describes a new management architecture designed for WISPs to facilitate the implementation and management of the services they offer at the access side of the WLAN, and to manage roaming contracts between WISPs. Our architecture is based upon the policy based management principles as introduced by the IETF, combined with more intelligence at the network edge. Our policy architecture adopts an architecture that is composed of two elements: a WISP management center (MC) that deploy policies and monitors all the WLANs, and programmable access router (CPE) located in each WLAN.

Key words

WLAN Hotspot IEEE802.11 WISPs Policies PBM Management Services SLA Roaming 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Idir Fodil
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vincent Jardin
    • 1
  • Guy Pujolle
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and Development6WINDFrance
  2. 2.LIP6, University of Paris6Paris

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