Application of a massively multi-agent system to internet routing management

Osamu Akashi, Kensuke Fukuda, Satoshi Kurihara, Toshio Hirotsu, Toshiharu Sugawara

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Diagnosing the anomalies of inter-AS (autonomous system) routing and flexibly controlling its behavior to adapt to environmental changes are difficult, because this information changes spatially and temporally over different administrative domains. Multi-agent-based systems that coincide with this control architecture have been applied to these domains, but the number of deployed agents is small and more accurate analysis taking into consideration the actual Internet structure is desirable. To enable better analysis, cooperation among tens of thousands of agents is needed. This paper proposes a cooperative routing management system, called NetManager-M, which enables detailed analysis by using massively deployed agents on the Internet. NetManager-M can diagnose the routing flows around suspicious areas through cooperation among dynamically organized agents. This cooperation, which is conducted based on the current and previous routing topology, enables monitoring of routing update messages at neighboring observation points and the identification of the causes of problems in more detail. This system is thus an effective means of detailed analysis for typical scenarios of inter-AS routing failures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMassively Multi-Agent Technology - AAMAS Workshops - MMAS 2006, LSMAS 2006, and CCMMS 2007, Hakodate, Japan, May 9, 2006, Honolulu, HI, USA, May 15, 2007, Selected and Revised Papers
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Coordination and Control in Massively Multi-agent Systems, CCMMS 2007 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2007 May 152007 May 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5043 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Workshop on Coordination and Control in Massively Multi-agent Systems, CCMMS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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