Technical Report 2002-08-01
Internetworking and Media Communications Research Laboratories
Department of Computer Science, Kent State University
FAST INTERCEPT OF PASSING STREAMS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE
FILTER APPLICANCES IN APPLICATION SERVICE NETWORKING
Supervisor: Prof. Javed I. Khan
Department of Computer Science
Kent State University
Date Submitted: August 2002
Internet is increasingly being "active". Documents
are being dynamically processed before they are served. The location of
processing is also dynamic. The work investigates two aspects: (a) how documents
can be processed within an overall service model/scenario in any location
between the origin server and the user-agent; (b) what type of network software
layer in the intercepting machine can expedite intermediate information
processing. Random access into processed data is believed to be an important
performance criterion in any computation. Envisioning a generalized framework
for supporting a wide range of possible content services, the thesis suggests
a novel content scoping and indexing based random access mechanism into
a passing stream for intercepting filter like appliances on this framework.
It also presents an application programming interface for efficient stream
editing. The work also presents a user space implementation of the proposed
intercepting machine and a performance study of the scheme on this implementation.
Even without any kernel level support, the implementation showed about 500-800%
speedup over today’s content servicing technique in normal conditions. The
result suggests such random access can significantly speed up future intercepting
applications of the Internet.
- Thesis [pdf]
- Simulation Software
- Software Documentation
- Publications & Technical Reports
- A Framework for Active Ubiquitous Application Services,,
6th IASTED nternet Multimedia Systems and Applications, IMSA 2002, Kauai,
August 2002, pp.145-151.
- Fast Intercept of a Passing Stream for High Performance
Filter Appliances, 5th IEEE High Speed Networking and Multimedia Communications,
HSNMC2002, Korea, July 2002.
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Last Modified: November 2002.