Looking Inside an Active Network: The ANMOS Monitoring Tool

  • Maximilian Ott
  • Junbiao Zhang
  • Remo Strotkamp
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1942)


Network monitoring is of vital importance to the proper operation and maintenance of any kind of networks and it plays an especially important role in active networks. We discuss in this paper the uniqueness of active network monitoring in the context of the ANSWER system. ANSWER is an information discovery system built on an ontology based information hierarchy and an active network architecture. We have developed a monitoring and management tool referred to as ANMOS(Active Network MOnitoring System) which gives users enormous flexibility in debugging, monitoring and fine-tuning the ANSWER system. ANMOS has a layered architecture and can be readily extended to interface with other type of active networks and serve as a generic monitoring tool. We present the architecture and important system features of ANMOS and use thema s the platform to highlight some of the distinctive characteristics of active network monitoring.


Network Node Network Management Answer System Simple Network Management Protocol Active Packet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maximilian Ott
    • 1
  • Junbiao Zhang
    • 1
  • Remo Strotkamp
    • 1
  1. 1.C&C Research LaboratoriesNEC USA Inc.PrincetonU.S.A.

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