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NETKIT: A software component-based approach to programmable networking

Coulson, G and Blair, Gordon and Hutchison, D and Joolia, A A and Lee, K and Ueyama, J and Gomes, A and Ye, Y M (2003) NETKIT: A software component-based approach to programmable networking. Computer Communication Review, 33 (5). pp. 55-65. ISSN 0146-4833

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    Abstract

    While there has already been significant research in support of openness and programmability in networks, this paper argues that there remains a need for generic support for the integrated development, deployment and management of programmable networking software. We further argue that this support should explicitly address the management of run-time reconfiguration of systems, and should be independent of any particular programming paradigm (e.g. active networking or open signaling), programming language, or hardware/operating system platform. In line with these aims, we outline an approach to the structuring of programmable networking software in terms of a ubiquitously applied software component model that can accommodate all levels of a programmable networking system from low-level system support, to in-band packet handling, to active networking execution environments to signaling and coordination.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Computer Communication Review
    Uncontrolled Keywords: programmable networking ; components ; reflection ; middleware
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
    Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 12345
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 13 Aug 2008 10:40
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2012 23:22
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12345

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