Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

February 2000


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-00-09.


The ubiquity and complexity of modern networks require automated management and control. With increases in scale, automated solutions based on simple data access models such as SNMP will give way to more distributed and algorithmic techniques. This article outlines present and near-term solutions based on the ideas of active networks and mobile agents, which permit sophisticated programmable control and management of ultra large scale networks.



Date Posted: 13 June 2007