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"Container" MIB for end-to-end management of ADSL networks
Author(s): Andy G. Lean; Frank A. Schaffa; David Seidman
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Paper Abstract

This document presents a MIB (Management Information Base) for use in the end-to-end management of networks which utilize ADSL (Asymmetric Dual Subscriber Line) technology for the 'last mile' (i.e. communication between the PSTN central office and users' premises.) The 'Container' MIB is useful to the Network Management System (NMS) in abstracting information derived from lower network layers and in cross-referencing elements of disparate network layers. The Container MIB is described here in the context of networks which use ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) technology for the backbone. Conceptually, the Container MIB is above the ATM, ADSL, and entity MIBs in the management hierarchy, and bridges between ATM and ADSL network segments. We demonstrate how the Container MIB can be used in the implementation of several unique network management functions endemic to ATM/ADSL networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3408, Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services, (16 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321879
Show Author Affiliations
Andy G. Lean, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Frank A. Schaffa, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
David Seidman, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3408:
Broadband European Networks and Multimedia Services
Stephan Fischer; Ralf Steinmetz; Heinrich J. Stuettgen; Harmen R. van As; Roberto Vercelli, Editor(s)

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