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Self-configuration of Network Devices with Configuration Logic

  • Sylvain Hallé
  • Éric Wenaas
  • Roger Villemaire
  • Omar Cherkaoui
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4195)

Abstract

Autonomic networking is an emerging approach to the management of computer networks that aims at developing self-governed devices. Among the main issues of autonomic systems is the question of self-configuration. In this paper, we describe a method for discovering and self-generating the configuration of a network device in order to dynamically push a new service into a network. On each configuration, several rules representing the semantics of the services are expressed in a logical formalism called Configuration Logic. From these rules, we show how to use traditional satisfiability methods to automatically generate or modify the configuration of a device with respect to the configuration of its neighbours. We illustrate our case with an example of a switch that automatically discovers its VLAN configuration when connected to an existing network. The results presented here have been implemented into the configuration management tool ValidMaker.

Keywords

Model Check Network Device Satisfying Assignment Autonomic Computing Validation Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Hallé
    • 1
  • Éric Wenaas
    • 1
  • Roger Villemaire
    • 1
  • Omar Cherkaoui
    • 1
  1. 1.Université du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada

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