GAIN: Global Active IP Networks

GAIN is an NSF-sponsored project in coordination with the European FAIN (Future Active IP Networks) Consortium. The GAIN participants aim to leverage existing experience with active networks to provide consultation and guidance in the development of FAIN. The FAIN project goals are:

The project aims to develop an open, flexible, programmable and dependable (reliable, secure, and manageable) network architecture based on novel active node concepts. The network architecture will be validated by deploying and exercising interoperable active IP network nodes, in order to support new business models of network control and management and a wide range of distributed applications as envisioned in the future information society. It proposes a new generic architecture for active networks with an innovative integration of active networking, distributed object and mobile agent technology. The architecture will be validated and evaluated in Pan-European trials with international links to USA. The project will present key recommendations and guidelines for EU policy.



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  2. S. Ioannidis, K. G. Anagnostakis, J. Ioannidis, and Angelos Keromytis. ``xPF: Packet Filtering for Low-Cost Network Monitoring.'' In Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR) 2002. May 2002, Kobe, Japan.
  3. K. G. Anagnostakis, S. Ioannidis, S. Miltchev, J. Ioannidis, M. Greenwald and J. M. Smith. ``Efficient Packet Monitoring for Network Management.'' In Proceedings of IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), April 2002, Florence, Italy.
  4. Kostas G. Anagnostakis, Sotiris Ioannidis, Stefan Miltchev, John Ioannidis, and Jonathan M. Smith. ``Safety and Performance in an Open Packet Monitoring Architecture.'' Technical Report MS-CIS-02-07, April 2002, University of Pennsylvania.
  5. Michael Hicks, Jonathan T. Moore, and Scott Nettles. ``Compiling PLAN to SNAP.'' IWAN'01, September/October 2001. Abstract.
  6. K. G. Anagnostakis, S. Ioannidis, S. Miltchev, and J. M. Smith. ``Practical Network Applications on a Lightweight Active Management Environment.'' In Proceedings of International Working Conference on Active Networks (IWAN), October 2001, Philadelphia.
  7. Jessica Kornblum and Jonathan M. Smith. `` GNOSIS: Global Network Operations Status Information System.'' Technical Report MS-CIS-01-27, September 2001, University of Pennsylvania.
  8. Jonathan T. Moore, Jessica Kornblum Moore, and Scott Nettles. ``Scalable Distributed Management with Lightweight Active Packets.'' Technical Report MS-CIS-01-26, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, September 2001. Abstract.
  9. Jonathan T. Moore, Michael Hicks, and Scott Nettles. ``Practical Programmable Packets.'' INFOCOM'01, April 2001. Abstract.
  10. Jonathan T. Moore. ``Practical Active Packets,'' Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal, University of Pennsylvania, February 2001.
  11. Jonathan T. Moore and Scott M. Nettles. ``Towards Practical Programmable Packets.'' Technical Report MS-CIS-00-12, University of Pennsylvania, May 2000. Abstract.
  12. Jonathan T. Moore. ``Safe and Efficient Active Packets.'' Technical Report MS-CIS-99-24, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, October 1999. Abstract.


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