A network model is a fundamental part of a network management solution. Traditionally, network models have provided views with static behavior and limited state of the network elements that they represent. This paper discusses an alternative approach to the creation and maintenance of network models that relies on the use of mobile agents and the principle of delegation. In the intelligent network model proposed, behavior and state are part of the model and both may be dynamically updated. A mobile code environment being used to support the research is briefly described.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1018723428983
Journal Journal of Network and Systems Management
White, A, Pagurek, B. (Bernard), & Bieszczad, A. (Andrzej). (1999). Network modeling for management applications using intelligent mobile agents. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 7(3), 295–321. doi:10.1023/A:1018723428983