Modelling the Temporal Aspects of Network Configurations

  • Sylvain Hallé
  • Rudy Deca
  • Omar Cherkaoui
  • Roger Villemaire
  • Daniel Puche
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 229)


One of the main issues with the existing management configuration is the absence of a transactional model, which should allow the network configuration data to retain their integrity and consistence during the configuration process. In this paper, we propose a mathematical framework based on lattice theory allowing the structuring of configuration operations leading to the concept of component and validation checkpoint, and present polynomial-time algorithms for studying these structures. We will illustrate the model by an example of two examples of configuration operations: the deployment of a VLAN service through SNMP and the deployment of a VPN service through the Netconf protocol.


Temporal Constraint Object Constraint Language Network Configuration Virtual Private Network Transactional Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Hallé
    • 1
  • Rudy Deca
    • 1
  • Omar Cherkaoui
    • 1
  • Roger Villemaire
    • 1
  • Daniel Puche
    • 2
  1. 1.Université du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Cisco Systems Inc.MontréalCanada

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