PromethOS

PromethOS: A dynamically extensible router architecture supporting explicit routing. Commercially available routers typically have a monolithic operating system that cannot be easily tailored and upgraded and support new network protocols. PromethOS is a modular router architecture based on Linux 2.4 which can be dynamically extended by plugin modules that are installed in the networking kernel. To install and configure plugins we present a novel signaling protocol that establishes explicitly routed paths transiting selected nodes in a predefined order. Such paths can be non-simple, where a given node is being visited more than once.

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  1. Ruf, Lukas; Pletka, Roman; Erni, Pascal; Droz, Patrick; Plattner, Bernhard: Towards high-performance active networking (2004) ioport
  2. Bos, Herbert; Samwel, Bart: The OKE Corral: Code organisation and reconfiguration at runtime using active linking (2002)
  3. Keller, Ralph; Ruf, Lukas; Guindehi, Amir; Plattner, Bernhard: PromethOS: A dynamically extensible router architecture supporting explicit routing (2002)