Customer-Based Ip Service Monotoring With Mobile Software Agents (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 1, 2002 - Computers - 160 pages
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Presenting mobile software agents for Internet service monitoring, this research monograph discusses newly standardized Internet technologies that allow service providers to offer secured Internet services with quality guarantees. Yet, today the customers of such services have no independent tool to verify (monitor) the service quality. This book shows why mobile software agents are best fit to fill the gap.

Key features:

- An introduction to standard Internet service enabling and managing technology such as IPSec, DiffServ and SNMP

- A generic service monitoring architecture based on mobile agents

- An object-oriented implementation of the architecture based on the Java programming language

- Several implementations of mobile software agents that can monitor new and emerging Internet services such as virtual private networks

(VPN)

The book is addressed to mobile agent researchers looking for new and fruitful application areas. It will also be a valuable resource for innovative internet providers who are looking for a service monitoring infrastructure going beyond monthly reports.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
11 Overall Scenario
2
121 Internetbased Virtual Private Network VPN
3
122 The Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
5
123 Differentiated Services DiffServ
10
13 Agent Technology
11
14 Network and Service Management
12
15 The Problem and the Proposed Approach
14
38 Organization of the Source Code
67
Applications of Service Monitoring Agents
69
411 Functionality of a VPN Control Agent
70
412 Statistical Tests on Cryptographic Algorithms
72
42 Service Level Agreement Monitoring
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43 Agents for Measuring QoS Parameters
79
432 Coordination of Distributed Measurements
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433 OneWay Delay Measurements
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A Service Monitoring Architecture
17
22 Mobility and Service Monitoring
19
222 Advantages of Service Monitoring with Mobile Agents
20
for Service Monitoring Agents
21
232 Node Architecture
22
233 Authorization and Filtering
24
234 Security Issues
25
242 Forwarding Security
26
25 Deployment of the CSM Infrastructure in the Internet
27
Implementation of a Customerbased Service Monitoring System
29
31 The CSM Protocol
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313 Layering of the CSM Protocol
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315 Message Objects
34
316 CSM Message Exchange Sequences
37
321 TComponent Implementations
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323 Other Options for Tcomponents
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331 Node Overview
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333 The Execution Environment
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334 Node Services
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335 User Profiles and Policies
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34 Agent Interface
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35 Security and Resource Control
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353 Resource Control
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354 Agent Security
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361 Implementation Overview
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362 The Transmission of a Request to the Node
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363 The Callback Displayer
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364 Generic Views of the Agent Results
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37 CSM Internetworking Support
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371 Name and Topology Information
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372 Routing
66
434 The Ping Measurements
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44 Agent Security
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441 Classification of Attacks
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442 The Semantics of the Agent
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443 Attacks on the Input of the Agent
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444 Evaluation of the Threat Situation
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45 Extended Application Scenarios
100
452 Future CSM Extensions
102
Performance Evaluation
105
511 Throughput of the Execution Environment
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512 Node Throughput Including the TCP Receiver
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52 Agent Performance
113
54 The TComponent
119
55 Discussion and Improvements
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Comparison with Related Work
123
611 The QBone
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613 Comparison to our Approach
125
621 IP Measurement Methodology
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622 The Simple Network Management Architecture
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623 Measurement Testbeds
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63 Mobile Agents for Network Management and Monitoring
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632 The Script MIB
133
633 Network Management with Active Networks
134
64 Open Issues
135
642 Routing
136
Summary and Conclusion
137
List of Figures
143
List of Tables
145
List of Abbreviations
147
Bibliography
151
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