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Exploiting agent mobility for large-scale network monitoring

Liotta, A; Pavlou, G; Knight, G; (2002) Exploiting agent mobility for large-scale network monitoring. IEEE NETWORK , 16 (3) 7 - 15.

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Abstract

As networks become pervasive, the importance of efficient information gathering for purposes such as monitoring, fault diagnosis, and performance evaluation increases. Distributed monitoring systems based on either management protocols such as SNMP or distributed object technologies such as CORBA can cope with scalability problems only to a limited extent. They are not well suited to systems that are both very large and highly dynamic because the monitoring logic, although possibly distributed, is statically predefined at design time. This article presents an active distributed monitoring system based on mobile agents. Agents act as area monitors not bound to any articular network node that can "sense" the network, estimate better locations, and migrate in order to pursue location optimality. Simulations demonstrate the capability of this approach to cope with large-scale systems and changing network conditions.

Type:Article
Title:Exploiting agent mobility for large-scale network monitoring
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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