Active Networks, Policy-based Networking and QoS Assurance

This page shows methods for distributed computing on internets, a network of routers, and their applications to QoS assurance.

What are Active Networks?

Active networks are:

What is the relation between the Active Networks, Policy-based Networking and QoS?

Policy-based QoS assurance is the first step toward active networks, because for QoS assurance:

See the IWAN 2000 paper below for more discussions.

Block Rules

Block-rules approach is a rule-based approach to QoS assurance and active networks using building block rules and "labels". Block rules are interoperable and modular (syntagmatically and paradigmatically modular). An expired internet draft and two papers are available now.

More on Block Rules

See my networking papers.

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Created: 1/2/2000, Modified: 2006/10/16.