NetAssay: Providing new monitoring primitives for network operators

Sean Donovan, Nick Feamster

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Home and business network operators have limited network statistics available over which management decisions can be made. Similarly, there are few triggered behaviors, such as usage or bandwidths cap for individual users, that are available. By looking at sources of traffic, based on Do- main Name System (DNS) cues for content of particular web addresses or source Autonomous System (AS) of the traffic, network operators could create new and interesting rules for their network. NetAssay is a Software-Defined Net- working (SDN)-based, network-wide monitoring and reaction framework. By integrating information from Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and the Domain Name System, NetAssay is able to integrate formerly disparate sources of control information, and use it to provide better monitoring, more useful triggered events, and security benefits for network operators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 25 2015
EventACM SIGCOMM 2014 Conference - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 22 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Network management
  • Network monitoring
  • Software-defined networking


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