Active networks allow individual user, or groups of
users, to inject customized programs into the nodes of the
network. "Active" architectures enable a massive increase in the
complexity and customization of the computation that is performed
within the network, e.g., that is interposed between the
communicating end points.
The Active Networks Project at MIT was funded by a contract from DARPA from September 1996 through August 2000.
an Active Networking Toolkit. Currently maintained by David Wetherall at the University of Washington.
PAN, a prototype high performance Practical Active Network.
New Internet Services: Why and How,
IEEE Network Magazine, July/August 1998.
Using Network Level Support to Improve Cache Routing,
3rd International Web Caching Workshop, June 1998.
A Protocol for Network Level Caching, MIT Master's thesis, May
- ANTS: A
Toolkit for Building and Dynamically Deploying Network Protocols,
- Active Reliable
Multicast, IEEE INFOCOM'98.
- Improving The Performance of Distributed Applications Using Active Networks, IEEE INFOCOM'98.
Building an Active Node on the Internet, MIT Master's thesis, May 1997.
- A Defense Against Address Spoofing Using Active Networks, MIT Master's thesis, May 1997.
- A Survey of Active
Network Research, IEEE Communications (Jan. 1997)
- The ACTIVE IP
Option, 7th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop (Sept. 1996)
- Towards an Active Network
Architecture, CCR (April 1996)
- From Internet to ActiveNet, a
Request for Comments (Jan. 1996)
- See our group publications page for
more papers and details.
Extensible Operating Systems
- a safely extensible OS
- a communication-oriented OS
- Exokernel -
build your own OS abstractions
- NOWs - active messages
Mobile Code Systems
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