Scalable Information-Sharing Network Management

Unknown author (2011-06-07)

MEng thesis

This thesis analyzes scalable information-sharing network management. It looks into one of the large problems in network management today: finding information across different network domains. Information-sharing network management is a method to solving the problem, though it is important to make it scalable. The solution proposed uses the Publish-Subscribe Internet Routing Paradigm (PSIRP) inter-domain design as the base structure. The design borrows from Border Gateway Protocol ideas and uses the Chord protocol as one of the key methods of finding information. The conclusion after analyzing the scalability of PSIRP is that its use of Chord gives it an advantage that allows a O(log^2 N) tradeoff between performance and distribution.