Managing IP Networks: Challenges and Opportunities / Edition 1

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Overview

IP has a major role in the evolution of networks and services. Issues relating to end-to-end network and service management which offers advanced services, are addressed in this book; making it a defining work on this topic.

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"The book is very practical and well-written for network operation engineers, computer scientists, and professionals. Every IP network professional will find something new and useful in this book." (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 6)

"...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)

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Meet the Author

The late Dr. SALAH AIDAROUS worked in the Network Management Division of NEC America on the planning and development of integrated network management systems. Prior to his association with NEC, he was with Nortel Technology (formerly BNR), working on a broad range of assignments in telecommunications networks and services planning and development.

THOMAS PLEVYAK is Editor in Chief of IEEE Communications magazine and a past president and director of publications of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). An IEEE Fellow, he is currently employed at Verizon Communications in Arlington, Virginia, in the field of operations and network management standards.

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Table of Contents

Contributors.

Introduction.

1 Current Practice and Evolution (Salah Aidarous).

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Evolution of Network Architecture.

1.3 Technology Breakthrough.

1.4 IP Management Challenges.

1.5 IP/PSTN Integration.

1.7 Summary.

2 eCommerce (Paul Levine).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 eCommerce Requirements.

2.3 Open-edi.

2.4 Business Operational View.

2.5 Semantics (Data Definition Standards).

2.6 Shared Semantics for Interoperability (Data Exchange Standards).

2.7 Summary.

3 Quality of Service in IP Networks (Joberto Sérgio Barbosa Martins).

Introduction.

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.

3.8 Summary.

4 A Survey of Charging Internet Services (Burkhard Stiller).

4.1 Introduction.

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).

5.1 Introduction.

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.

5.10 Nonrepudiation.

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.

5.17 Summary.

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).

6.1 Introduction.

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.

Acronyms.

Index.

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