Active Network Management, Kolmogorov Complexity, and Streptichrons

Amit B. Kulkarni, Stephen Bush. Active Network Management, Kolmogorov Complexity, and Streptichrons. Technical Report 2000CRD107, General Electric Corporate Research and Development, dec 2000.


This report discusses the goals and requirements that drive the architecture for an active network. The active network management framework refers to the minimum model that describes components and interactions necessary to support management via an active network. An overview of the management architecture for today’s passive networks is discussed as a prelude to the presenting a new active network management model. Finally, the new active network management model is developed a step further into the initial exploration of emergent behavior within an active network.