NETKIT: a software component-based approach to programmable networking

Coulson, G, Blair, G, Hutchison, D, Joolia, A, Lee, K ORCID: 0000-0002-2730-9150, Ueyama, J, Gomes, A and Ye, Y, 2003. NETKIT: a software component-based approach to programmable networking. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 33 (5), pp. 55-66. ISSN 0146-4833


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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: Journal article
Publication Title: ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
Creators: Coulson, G., Blair, G., Hutchison, D., Joolia, A., Lee, K., Ueyama, J., Gomes, A. and Ye, Y.
Publisher: ACM
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Date: 2003
Volume: 33
Number: 5
ISSN: 0146-4833
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:50

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