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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 246–262

Integration of peer-to-peer strategies and SOAP/XML for inter-domain user-driven provisioning in an ASON/GMPLS network

Carolina Pinart and Gabriel Junyent  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 246-262 (2006)

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Feature Issue on Convergence

We focus on the integration of peer-to-peer strategies and simple object access protocol/extensible markup language (SOAP/XML) for inter-domain, user-driven provisioning in an automatic switched optical network/generalized multiprotocol label switching (ASON/GMPLS) network. To the soft-permanent connection (SPC) defined in ASON networks, a user-management interface is added to allow direct negotiation between the users and the management system. Moreover, the management system combines SOAP/XML and simple network management protocol (SNMP) to communicate with a GMPLS control plane that is responsible for rapid connection establishment, including routing and resource management. The management system is distributed and integrates a communication interface ( the internal management interface, I-MI) based on SOAP and on the peering strategy Chord to perform provisioning related actions. Experimentation results with an ASON/GMPLS testbed assess potential suitability of the overall approach for service provisioning due to its low delays and high flexibility.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

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Original Manuscript: August 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2006
Published: March 23, 2006

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Convergence (2006) Journal of Optical Networking

Carolina Pinart and Gabriel Junyent, "Integration of peer-to-peer strategies and SOAP/XML for inter-domain user-driven provisioning in an ASON/GMPLS network," J. Opt. Netw. 5, 246-262 (2006)

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