International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in the Access Networks

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Auto-discovery and Auto-configuration of Routers in an Autonomic Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_24,
        author={Arun Prakash and Alexej Starschenko and Ranganai Chaparadza},
        title={Auto-discovery and Auto-configuration of Routers in an Autonomic Network},
        proceedings={International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in the Access Networks},
        proceedings_a={SELFMAGICNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={autonomics auto-discovery auto/self-configuration GANA self-managing networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_24}
    }
    
  • Arun Prakash
    Alexej Starschenko
    Ranganai Chaparadza
    Year: 2012
    Auto-discovery and Auto-configuration of Routers in an Autonomic Network
    SELFMAGICNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_24
Arun Prakash1,*, Alexej Starschenko1,*, Ranganai Chaparadza1,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer FOKUS, Competence Center MOTION
*Contact email: arun.prakash@fokus.fraunhofer.de, alexej.starschenko@fokus.fraunhofer.de, ranganai.chaparadza@fokus.fraunhofer.de

Abstract

The domain of Autonomics and Self-Managing networks come with a number of self-* features, such as auto-discovery and auto-configuration to name a few. In this paper, we provide a novel approach to auto-discover and auto/self-configure routers for OSPF routing in an autonomic network. We present the enablers for realizing these self-* functionalities. This includes a framework for describing the network policies, objectives and router configuration, models to be followed by a node/device implementation when self-describing the capabilities of a node and tokens for enforcing security and access control during the auto-discovery and auto-configuration processes of a node. We also present the algorithms that the various entities should employ for realizing these self-* features in their autonomic networks.