The Design of an Associative Processing system for Network Monitoring

Tripp, Gerald (2000) The Design of an Associative Processing system for Network Monitoring. Technical report. University of Kent (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper looks at the design of an embedded processor to be used for network traffic monitoring. This would operate on the stream of data between a network interface and a host computer. Associative processing techniques are used to implement multiple finite state machines that can be used to monitor various network streams or protocol layers. Network packets are selectively captured and passed along with other status information to a host computer for further processing. A first version of such a processor has been designed and modeled in VHDL. The processor design has been simulated and performance figures are presented in this paper along with some sample monitoring programs. This study shows that associative processing appears to be an efficient way to implement fast network monitoring tools.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:11
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22056 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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