A nonblocking mechanism for regulating the transmission of network management polls

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We propose and analyse the performance of a new mechanism that allows an arbitrary number of network management polling requests to be outstanding at any instant, while preventing the flooding of the network with polling messages. An advantage of the mechanism over one previously described in the open literature is that it continues to function smoothly, without freezing for prolonged periods, even if many failed nodes are polled in succession.


Network management polling status polling SNMP. 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AT&T LabsHolmdelUSA

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