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Extending routers utilisability and life cycle through automated configuration management

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Publication date2009
Host publicationIP Operations and Management: 9th IEEE International Workshop, IPOM 2009, Venice, Italy, October 29-30, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsGiorgio Nunzi, Caterina Scoglio, Xing Li
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (electronic)9783642049682
ISBN (print)9783642049675
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

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


We present the design of a distributed router platform aimed at consolidating multiple hardware routers. The goal of the approach is twofold: firstly decouple the logical routing and forwarding functionality from the limitations of the hardware that runs it, through automated configuration management only; and secondly, give component routers a longer lease of life, as constituting parts of a larger router system. We focus on the logical intra-domain routing function provided by routers, and show the need for a centralized intra-domain route server.