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Security and Resource Policy-based Management Architecture for ALAN Servers

Security and Resource Policy-based Management Architecture for ALAN Servers,Temitope Olukemi,Ioannis Liabotis,Ognjen Prnjat,Lionel Sacks

Security and Resource Policy-based Management Architecture for ALAN Servers   (Citations: 4)
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Application Layer Active Networks (ALAN) allow quick and efficient deployment, on the active servers, of user-customised services (proxylets). Programmability above the transport layer makes this approach distinct form other active network initiatives. This scenario raises the issues of efficient resource management on the active server. Moreover, the deployment of user- specified processes has to be highly secure so as not to harm the active server operator platform. The IST project ANDROID is using a flexible generic specification for policies, in XML, allowing a wide range of policies to be expressed and processed in a common framework. This paper presents the security and resource management architecture developed to support the application of the ANDROID policy-based principles to manage the ALAN servers. We present the architecture, as well as the sample policy sets. The prototype security and resource management implementation were demonstrated during two real-life trials and the results are presented here.
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    • ...The basic policy-based resource and security management concepts were developed in [Liab01] [Oluk02] [Prnj02] and their applicability for Grid scenarios was discussed in [Sack03]...
    • ...The local resource management functionality was discussed in the context of active networks in [Prnj02][Oluk02] and in the context of the Grid in [Sack03] and will not be discussed here in detail...
    • ...Node security management was discussed in the context of active networks in [Prnj02][Oluk02] and in the context of the Grid in [Sack03]...

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