A P2P-Based Framework for Distributed Network Management

  • Andreas Binzenhöfer
  • Kurt Tutschku
  • Björn auf dem Graben
  • Markus Fiedler
  • Patrik Arlos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3883)


In this paper we present a novel framework supporting distributed network management using a self-organizing peer-to-peer overlay network. The overlay consists of several Distributed Network Agents which can perform distributed tests and distributed monitoring for fault and performance management. In that way, the concept is able to overcome disadvantages that come along with a central management unit, like lack of scalability and reliability.

So far, little attention has been payed to the quality of service experienced by the end user. Our self-organizing management overlay provides a reliable and scalable basis for distributed tests that incorporate the end user. The use of a distributed, self-organizing software will also reduce capital and operational expenditures of the operator since fewer entities have to be installed and operated.


Network Management Test Module Overlay Network Distribute Hash Table Network Interface Card 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Binzenhöfer
    • 1
  • Kurt Tutschku
    • 1
  • Björn auf dem Graben
    • 1
  • Markus Fiedler
    • 2
  • Patrik Arlos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Distributed Systems, Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Telecommunication SystemsSchool of Engineering, Blekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden

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