Active Network Management and Kolmogorov Complexity

Amit B. Kulkarni, Stephen Bush. Active Network Management and Kolmogorov Complexity. In Proceedings of IEEE OpenArch 2001. Apr 2001.


This paper seeks to describe new and better ways to represent network health and thus attempts to explore concepts other than those based on network topology-based representations of network management. It examines the manner in which active network management can benefit from Algorithmic Information Theory. Due to the new paradigm and enhanced capabilities of active networks, this work proceeds along the lines that a new perspective that incorporates Algorithmic Information Theory can provide superior, innovative solutions for network management.