Internet Network Services Management Framework

Bruno Dias *, Alexandre Santos*, Fernando Boavida**

*Universidade do Minho, Departamento de Informática,
P-4710-057 Braga, Portugal

Tel.: +351 253 604470
Fax.: +351 253 604471

**Universidade de Coimbra, Departamento de Engenharia Informática,

E-mail: {dias,alex} (at), boavida (at)


This document presents a new approach to Internet Network Management without changing the basic rules of the interface and encapsulation mechanisms of standard management transport protocols. The Internet Network Services Management Framework (INSMF) tries to overcome the most important limitations of the Internet Network Management Framework (INMF) by adding a new extension-model to it, using a network service management distributed architecture that provides services management functions with any desired level of functionality.

The specification of a generic Domain Name Service (DNS) Management Service is presented, as a way to illustrate the capabilities and potential of the proposed framework.

IEEE International Conference on Networks, Singapore, Aug 27-20, 2002