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In this paper, we propose a new framework called Active Network Management and Control (ANMAC) for the management and control of high speed networks. The software architecture in ANMAC allows routers to execute dynamically loadable kernel plug-in modules which perform diagnostic functions for network management. ANMAC uses mobile probe packets to perform efficient resource reservation (using our novel reservation scheme), facilitate feedback-based congestion control, and to provide "distributed debugging" of complex anomalous network behavior. ANMAC also provides security measures against IP spoofing, and other security attacks. The network manager has the flexibility to install custom scripts in routers for tracking down anomalous network faults.
Norden, Samphel, "ANMAC: A Novel Architectural Framework for Network Management and Control using Active Networks" Report Number: WUCS-99-16 (1999). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.