Extending Routers Utilisability and Life Cycle through Automated Configuration Management

  • Francisco Rodríguez
  • Mickaël Hoerdt
  • Laurent Mathy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5843)


We present the design of a distributed router platform aimed at consolidating multiple hardware routers. The goal of the approach is twofold: firstly decouple the logical routing and forwarding functionality from the limitations of the hardware that runs it, through automated configuration management only; and secondly, give component routers a longer lease of life, as constituting parts of a larger router system. We focus on the logical intra-domain routing function provided by routers, and show the need for a centralized intra-domain route server.


Aggregated IP Router Router Management Automation Routing Management Route Server 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Mickaël Hoerdt
    • 1
  • Laurent Mathy
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing Department, InfoLab21Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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