A Protocol-independent Notation for the Specification of Operations and Management Applications



This paper presents the basic ideas behind a project that addresses the development of a high level notation for the specification of network management applications. The notation is being successfully used at the University of Coimbra as a common language for the development of network management tools and prototype applications.
The proposed notation has the intent to bridge the gap between the basic mechanisms offered by the common network management protocols and the high-level functionality required by network management applications.
The paper highlights the simple but powerful syntax rules of the notation, that enable an application developer to easily write complex expressions and object relations, and to define new objects from numerical and logical expressions, freeing him/her of the low-level details of network management services and protocols. In addition, the capability to use specialised syntax modules is illustrated with the presentation of a specification for a fault-management application.


Network Management

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Year 2002 : 1 citations

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Year 2000 : 1 citations

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Year 1999 : 2 citations

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Year 1995 : 1 citations

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