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[27 February 2008] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis
award from IDA - Johan Sigholm. more ...
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Master Thesis - Past Projects - Abstract
Automated Network Node Discovery and Topology Analysis
This Master's Thesis describes the design and development of an
architecture for automated network node discovery and topology
analysis, implemented as an extension to the network management and
provisioning system NETadmin. The architecture includes functionality
for flexible network model assessment, using a method for versatile
comparison between off-line database models and real-world models.
These models are populated by current node data collected by network
The presented architecture supports (1) efficient creation and
synchronization of network topology information (2) accurate
recognition of new, replaced and upgraded nodes, including rogue nodes
that may exhibit malicious behavior, and (3) provides an extension of
an existing vendor-neutral enterprise network management and
An evaluation of the implementation shows evidence of accurate
discovery and classification of unmatched hosts in a live customer
production network with over 400 nodes, and presents data on
performance and scalability levels.
The work was carried out at Netadmin System i Sverige AB, in Linköping, Sweden.
Keywords: Network, discovery, topology, SNMP, XML, regexp
Author(s): Johan Sigholm
Contact: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
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