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LARA: a prototype system for supporting high performance active networking

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Publication date06/1999
Host publicationActive Networks: First International Working Conference, IWAN’99, Berlin, Germany, June 30 - July 2, 1999. Proceedings
EditorsStefan Covaci
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages117-131
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783540485070
ISBN (Print)9783540662389
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume1653
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Abstract

There are a number of alternative directions in which active networking is progressing, each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. This paper presents the Lancaster Active Router Architecture (LARA), as a means to integrate these distinct active network environments in a single system, to allow increased flexibility in network programming. There are a number of issues involved in accomplishing this, including scalability, resource management, performance and security. The remainder of this paper describes our prototype composite hardware/software solution, which takes the first steps towards tackling these issues.