LISA 2000 Abstract
Sequencing of Configuration Operations for IP Networks
P. Krishnan, ISPsoft, Inc.
Tejas Naik, Bell Laboratories
Ganesan Ramu, CoSine Comm., Inc.
Roshan Sequeira, ISPsoft, Inc.
When configuring an IP network, changes may need to be made to
several devices as part of one configuration operation. Given an in-band access to the devices where data and control packets flow on the
same network, it becomes imperative to sequence the changes
intelligently to retain connectivity to the devices that need to be
reconfigured. In this paper, we present techniques to sequence
configuration operations for IP networks. We describe our experiences
with implementation of the techniques, and experimentally evaluate the
usefulness of the proposed techniques. We demonstrate that automatic
sequencing is valuable in IP network configuration.