Abstract: "Management of P2P networks"

Usually, from a network operation point of view, peer-to-peer (P2P)

systems often mean problems due to P2P high bandwidth consumption. In

this presentation, however, we take a different perspective and look at

P2P technologies as an alternative to improve current network management

solutions. P2P networks may be used as flexible inter-domain distributed

management systems able to provide functionalities often absent in

traditional management systems. Three examples of P2P-based network

management are presented: how managed network views can be shared in a

P2P network, how P2P-based application layer routing can improve the

connectivity between management entities, and how groups of peers can be

used to process management tasks in a balanced way. The main goal is to

show that P2P technologies may be a feasible and interesting tool for

network management.