Active networks

A comparative study

Haidar Safa, Marcel Karam, Yeran Soukiassian, Linda Yaghi, Abbas Hashem

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Abstract

Traditional networks cannot be upgraded easily with new services especially that these services may have to be integrated into all the intermediate and end nodes which is a difficult and time consuming task. Active networks, unlike traditional ones, allow applications to inject customized programs into the network nodes. They are not just a passive carrier of bits but rather a more general computational model. They can be viewed as a set of active programmable nodes that perform customized operations on the data flowing through them. They provide a mechanism to upgrade a network with new protocols and services in an efficient and quick manner without the need to rebuild the structure of the entire network. There are many protocols to build active networks. In this paper we introduce, discuss, and compare the existing protocols and approaches that can be used to build active networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008
Pages139-145
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 200817 Jul 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period14/7/0817/7/08

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Safa, H., Karam, M., Soukiassian, Y., Yaghi, L., & Hashem, A. (2008). Active networks: A comparative study. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008 (pp. 139-145)

Active networks : A comparative study. / Safa, Haidar; Karam, Marcel; Soukiassian, Yeran; Yaghi, Linda; Hashem, Abbas.

Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008. 2008. p. 139-145.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Safa, H, Karam, M, Soukiassian, Y, Yaghi, L & Hashem, A 2008, Active networks: A comparative study. in Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008. pp. 139-145, 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 14/7/08.
Safa H, Karam M, Soukiassian Y, Yaghi L, Hashem A. Active networks: A comparative study. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008. 2008. p. 139-145
Safa, Haidar ; Karam, Marcel ; Soukiassian, Yeran ; Yaghi, Linda ; Hashem, Abbas. / Active networks : A comparative study. Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 2008. 2008. pp. 139-145
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