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Internet Network Resource Information Model

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The foundation of any network management systems is a database that contains information about the network resources relevant to the management tasks. A network information model is an abstraction of network resources, including both managed resources and managing resources. In the SNMP-based management framework, management information is defined almost exclusively from a “device” viewpoint, namely, managing a network is equivalent to managing a collection of individual nodes. Aiming at making use of recent advances in distributed computing and in object-oriented analysis and design, the Internet management architecture can also be based on the Open Distributed Processing Reference Model (RM-ODP). The purpose of this article is to provide an Internet Network Resource Information Model. First, a layered management information architecture will be discussed. Then the Internet network resource information model is presented. The information model is specified using Object-Z.

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Correspondence to Chuanfeng Chen.

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This project is supported by the National “863” High-Tech Program of China (Grant No.863-511-946-008) and the Scientific Research Program of Fujian Provincial Education Commission (JB00072).

CHEN Chuanfeng received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from the Mathematics Department, Fujian Teachers’ University. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and deputy director of Fuzhou University Network Center. His current research interests include information models, computer networks, network management and distributed systems.

LI Zengzhi is a professor of the Institute of Computer System Architecture and Network, Xi’an Jiaotong University. His research interests include computer networks, protocol engineering and distributed systems.

TANG Yazhe is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Xi’an Jiaotong University. His current research interests include computer network, network management and distributed system.

LIU Kangping is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Xi’an Jiaotong University. His current research interests include computer network and network management.

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Chen, C., Li, Z., Tang, Y. et al. Internet Network Resource Information Model. J. Compt. Sci. & Technol. 17, 908–914 (2002).

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  • network management
  • managed object
  • object-orientation
  • formal semantics, management information