Multi-domain Policy Based Management Using Mobile Agents
This paper describes a new framework for the interoperability between ISP management domain for the purpose of satisfying end user requirement based on service level agreements (SLA) set up between a customer and its related ISP and also SLA set up between ISPs. The paper considers future policy based enabled equipments and management centers based on the ongoing work undertaken in the frame of the resource allocation protocol and policy framework groups of the IETF. The objective of this paper is to investigate the possibility to merge policy based management with mobile agents in order to handel QoS of communications spanning over a number of ISP domains. In this environment, mobile agents will act on behalf of users or third party service providers, to obtain the best end to end service based on a negotiation process between ISP policy management systems.
KeywordsMobile Agent Service Level Agreement Policy Rule Policy Decision Point Mobility Router
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