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Ontological Configuration Management for Wireless Mesh Routers

Ivan Diaz 1 Cristian Popi 2 Olivier Festor 2 Juan Tourino 1 Ramon Doallo 1
2 MADYNES - Management of dynamic networks and services
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are a category of wireless networks that are self-organized, robust and which offer more flexible client coverage with less equipment requirements than wired networks. In WMNs, mesh routers constitute the network's backbone. The distributed, ever-changing and ad-hoc nature of these networks poses new challenges in configuration management. In order to face them, we modelize the configuration and semantics of a preexisting mesh router using the CIM model and OWL ontology language and implementing XSLT transformations from the original configuration format to CIM/OWL and back. We thus represent it in a higher level of abstraction, an ontological representation that supports configuration semantic checking, policy enforcing and reasoning on the configuration of WMN nodes. We also use the capabilities of our AdCIM framework for persistence and the generation of web configuration interfaces.
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Ivan Diaz, Cristian Popi, Olivier Festor, Juan Tourino, Ramon Doallo. Ontological Configuration Management for Wireless Mesh Routers. 9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management - IPOM 2009, Oct 2009, Venice, Italy. pp.116-129, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-04968-2_10⟩. ⟨inria-00436280⟩

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