Smart packets: applying active networks to network management

  title={Smart packets: applying active networks to network management},
  author={Beverly Schwartz and Alden W. Jackson and W. Timothy Strayer and Wenyi Zhou and R. Dennis Rockwell and Craig Partridge},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
This article introduces Smart Packets and describes the smart Packets architecture, the packet formats, the language and its design goals, and security considerations. Smart Packets is an Active Networks project focusing on applying active networks technology to network management and monitoring. Messages in active networks are programs that are executed at nodes on the path to one or more target hosts. Smart Packets programs are written in a tightly encoded, safe language specifically designed… CONTINUE READING
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