Agents in Network Management

TitleAgents in Network Management
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsErtugay O, Hicks MW, Smith J, Kornblum J
JournalTechnical Reports (CIS)
Date Published2000/02/26/

The ubiquity and complexity of modern networks require automated management and control. With increases in scale, automated solutions based on simple data access models such as SNMP will give way to more distributed and algorithmic techniques. This article outlines present and near-term solutions based on the ideas of active networks and mobile agents, which permit sophisticated programmable control and management of ultra large scale networks.