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Preventing Rather Repairing - A New Approach in ATM Network Management

Anja Schuhknecht <>
Gabi Dreo <>


The introduction of new network services, broadband multi-media and advanced mobile communications imposes high requirements on ATM network management. In such an environment, an essential task of ATM management is to prevent faults and to support efficient resource allocation. The idea is to specify parameters, according to which the behaviour of the network is monitored, and to perform the necessary actions with respect to history-based traffic information before a degradation of quality of service is recognized by users. By describing a model, including parameters, actions, policies, and control mechanisms, we present a step towards self-regulating network management.

Anja Schuhknecht
Wed May 31 09:56:07 MET DST 1995