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Software agents architecture for controlling long-range dependent network traffic

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dc.contributor.author T Gyires
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-30T12:25:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-30T12:25:42Z
dc.date.issued 2003-10-01
dc.identifier.uri http://e-biblio.univ-mosta.dz/handle/123456789/10515
dc.description.abstract measurements of local and wide-area network traffic have proven that the widely used Markovian process models cannot be applied for today’s network traffic. If the traffic were Markovian process, the traffic’s burst length would be smoothed by averaging over a long time scale contradicting with the observations of today’s traffic characteristics. Measurements of real traffic also prove that traffic burstiness is present on a wide range of time scales. Traffic that is bursty on many or all time scales can be characterized statistically using the concept of long-range dependency. Long-range dependent traffic has noticeable bursts, long periods with extremely high values on all time creating traffic congestions. Several conventional methods have been implemented to avoid congestion, but they are not responsive enough to the varying transmission capacity and network delay in high-speed networks. A new research direction, programmable networking, offers a more promising solution for congestion control. Traditional packet networks perform only the processing necessary to forward packets toward their destination. As computing power becomes cheaper, more and more functionality can be deployed inside the network. Programmable networks support dynamic modification of the network software and hardware to manipulate the network’s behavior. A special way of network programmability is when special programs called mobile or software agents are carried in the packets to the routers. Software agents are loaded, executed, migrated, and suspended in order to implement some network functions. Software agents provide the highest possible degree of flexibility in congestion control. They can carry congestion-specific knowledge into the network at locations where it b needed, rather than transferring information to the sending hosts as it happens in traditional flow conlrol solutions. In our paper, we propose a new programmable network architecture using software agents that can reduce the harmful consequences of congestions due to aggregated bursty traffic, such as packet losses. extremely long response times, etc. @ 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.publisher Mathematical and computer modelling en_US
dc.title Software agents architecture for controlling long-range dependent network traffic en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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