A control interface for router extension

Mikko Alutoin, Pertti Raatikainen

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    Introduction of a programming interface to network nodes opens up new perspectives in the evolution of communications networks. Network nodes turn into programmable, active ones and dynamic modification of the network's behavior and increase of functionality becomes available. Functionally, an active node can be divided into an active and non-active part. In this document they have been considered as separate network elements, named as an active server and extensible router. The focus of this paper is on defining a control interface for programming extensible router's forwarding behavior specific to a packet flow. In addition, a protocol for transporting flows from the extensible router and injecting flows or packets to network via the router is prescribed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Informatics 2003 (AI 2003)
    Subtitle of host publication21st IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics
    EditorsM.H. Hamza
    PublisherActa Press
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-88986-345-3
    ISBN (Print)978-0-88986-341-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event21st IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics - Innsbruck, Austria
    Duration: 10 Feb 200313 Feb 2003


    Conference21st IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics


    • active networking
    • router
    • active server
    • data forwarding


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