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Model checking programmable router configurations

Zanolin, L and Mascolo, C and Emmerich, W (2010) Model checking programmable router configurations. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 5765 L. pp. 473-491. ISSN 0302-9743

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Abstract

Programmable networks offer the ability to customize router behaviour at run time, thus increasing flexibility of network administration. Programmable network routers are configured using domain-specific languages. In this paper, we describe our approach to defining the syntax and semantics of such a domain-specific language. The ability to evolve router programs dynamically creates potential for misconfigurations. By exploiting domain-specific abstractions, we are able to translate router configurations into Promela and validate them using the Spin model checker, thus providing reasoning support for our domain-specific language. To evaluate our approach we use our configuration language to express the IETF's Differentiated Services specification and show that industrial-sized DiffServ router configurations can be validated using Spin on a standard PC. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 06:42
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17322-6_20