Everyone agrees that Internet Protocol (IP) has played and will play a major role in the evolution of networks and services. The exact nature and scope of that role, however, remains a point of discussion. Assembling the foremost experts in their respective fields, editors Salah Aidarous and Thomas Plevyak present the community with an invaluable resource for research and development in Managing IP Networks: Challenges and Opportunities.
Issues related to end–to–end network and service management, for example, will dramatically impact the future of IP networks, yet there remains a scholarly deficit between the significance of these topics and their presence in the current literature. Aidarous and Plevyak make up this difference, addressing these and other critical challenges affecting the growth of IP networks, with contributions from:
- Paul Levine
- Joberto Martins
- Burkhard Stiller
- Mostafa Hashem Sherif
- Andrea Fumagalli
- Javier Aracil
- Luca Valcarenghi
Network operations engineers, computer scientists, and management software vendors, as well as professionals in the continuing education and research and development communities, will find Managing IP Networks to be an invaluable addition to their professional libraries.
1 Current Practice and Evolution (Salah Aidarous).
1.2 Evolution of Network Architecture.
1.3 Technology Breakthrough.
1.4 IP Management Challenges.
1.5 IP/PSTN Integration.
2 eCommerce (Paul Levine).
2.2 eCommerce Requirements.
2.4 Business Operational View.
2.5 Semantics (Data Definition Standards).
2.6 Shared Semantics for Interoperability (Data Exchange Standards).
3 Quality of Service in IP Networks (Joberto Sérgio Barbosa Martins).
3.1 IP Context and Quality of Service.
3.2 Quality of Service.
3.3 Quality of Service: Approaches and Initiatives for IP Networks.
3.4 Packet Conditioning, Queue Scheduling, and Congestion Control in Routers.
3.5 Integrated Services Architecture.
3.6 Differentiated Services Architecture.
3.7 Multiprotocol Label Switching.
4 A Survey of Charging Internet Services (Burkhard Stiller).
4.2 Motivation and Terminology.
4.3 Related Work.
4.4 Internet Services and Technology Choices.
4.5 Pricing Models.
4.6 ISP Cost Models.
4.7 Charging Support Systems.
4.8 Business Model Aspects.
4.9 Summary and Conclusions.
5 IP Security (Mostafa Hashem Sherif).
5.2 Security of Telecommunications Services.
5.3 Security Objectives.
5.4 OSI Model for Cryptographic Security.
5.5 Message Confidentiality.
5.6 Data Integrity.
5.7 Identification of Participants.
5.8 Authentication of Participants.
5.9 Access Control.
5.11 Secure Management of Cryptographic Keys.
5.12 Exchange of Secret Keys: Kerberos.
5.13 Exchange of Public Keys.
5.14 Certificate Management.
5.15 Applications for Network Management.
5.16 Encryption Cracks.
Appendix I: Areas Related to Security Policies.
Appendix II: Principles of Symmetric Encryption.
Appendix III: Principles of Public Key Encryption.
Appendix IV: Principles of the Digital Signature Algorithm.
6 The Future Optical Internet: Integration of Optical and IP Technologies (Andrea Fumagalli, Javier Aracil, and Luca Valcarenghi).
6.2 Optical Network Technologies.
6.3 Protocol Architectures, Signaling and Framing Techniques for the Optical Internet.
6.4 Traffic Engineering in the Optical Internet.
6.5 Open Challenges.
"...a valuable source of information on a broad range of IP network–related management issues for both specialists and newcomers..." (IEEE Communications Magazine, January 2004)