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Toward Integrating IP Multicasting in Internet Network Management Protocols
 

Summary: Toward Integrating IP Multicasting in
Internet Network Management Protocols
Ehab Al-Shaer1
, Yongning Tang2
Multimedia Networking Research Laboratory,
School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems,
DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60604
Abstract
Supporting multi-point group communications in network management platforms
is essential for improving scalability and responsiveness of management applica-
tions. With the deployment of IP multicasting as the standard infrastructure for
multi-point group communications in the Internet, the integration of IP multicas-
ting in SNMP becomes signi cantly important to achieve these goals. This paper
presents a highly exible, e cient and easy-to-integrate framework for integrating
IP Multicast in standard SNMP agents. The proposed framework enables man-
agers to re-con gure the agents' group membership and the communication model
(e.g., one-to-many, many-to-one and many-to-many) dynamically based on the ap-
plication requirements. This framework exploits the advantages of IP multicasting
without requiring any signi cant changes or performance overhead in the protocol
or the agent architecture. The resulting framework can be easily adopted by exiting

  

Source: Al-Shaer, Ehab - School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems, DePaul University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences