Auto-discovery and Auto-configuration of Routers in an Autonomic Network

  • Arun Prakash
  • Alexej Starschenko
  • Ranganai Chaparadza
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 63)


The domain of Autonomics and Self-Managing networks come with a number of self-* features, such as auto-discovery and auto-configuration to name a few. In this paper, we provide a novel approach to auto-discover and auto/self-configure routers for OSPF routing in an autonomic network. We present the enablers for realizing these self-* functionalities. This includes a framework for describing the network policies, objectives and router configuration, models to be followed by a node/device implementation when self-describing the capabilities of a node and tokens for enforcing security and access control during the auto-discovery and auto-configuration processes of a node. We also present the algorithms that the various entities should employ for realizing these self-* features in their autonomic networks.


autonomics auto-discovery auto/self-configuration GANA self-managing networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Prakash
    • 1
  • Alexej Starschenko
    • 1
  • Ranganai Chaparadza
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer FOKUS, Competence Center MOTIONBerlinGermany

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