Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Sapheniea: Simplifying Configuration Using Classes

Cheng Tien Ee, Scott Shenker and Lakshminarayanan Subramanian

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2006-135
October 19, 2006

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2006/EECS-2006-135.pdf

This paper describes the design of Sapheniea, a framework that enables network administrators to easily implement policies in large-scale networks. The goal of Sapheniea is to capture as much configuration information as possible into a single parameter, which we define as class. The key idea is to categorize network traffic into different classes and embed the same class parameter as a configuration knob in routing. Network administrators only need to define the various classes, specify the relationship between them, and assign classes to links. In this paper, we provide two applications that illustrate how Sapheniea can be used in enterprise networks to perform: (a) access control within a domain; (b) traffic channeling through choke-points.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ee:EECS-2006-135,
    Author = {Ee, Cheng Tien and Shenker, Scott and Subramanian, Lakshminarayanan},
    Title = {Sapheniea: Simplifying Configuration Using Classes},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2006},
    Month = {Oct},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2006/EECS-2006-135.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2006-135},
    Abstract = {This paper describes the design of Sapheniea, a framework that enables network administrators to easily implement policies in large-scale networks. The goal of Sapheniea is to capture as much configuration information as possible into a single parameter, which we define as class.  The key idea is to categorize network traffic into different classes and embed the same class parameter as a configuration knob in routing. Network administrators only need to define the various classes, specify the relationship between them, and assign classes to links. In this paper, we provide two applications that illustrate how Sapheniea can be used in enterprise networks to perform: (a) access control within a domain; (b) traffic channeling through choke-points.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Subramanian, Lakshminarayanan
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