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Self-healing on Transparent Optical Packet Switching Mesh Networks: Overcoming Failures and Attacks

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-426-0.ch012
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Razo-Zapata, Iván S., Gerardo Castañón and Carlos Mex-Perera. "Self-healing on Transparent Optical Packet Switching Mesh Networks: Overcoming Failures and Attacks." Resilient Optical Network Design: Advances in Fault-Tolerant Methodologies. IGI Global, 2012. 275-289. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-426-0.ch012

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Razo-Zapata, I. S., Castañón, G., & Mex-Perera, C. (2012). Self-healing on Transparent Optical Packet Switching Mesh Networks: Overcoming Failures and Attacks. In Y. Kavian, & M. Leeson (Eds.) Resilient Optical Network Design: Advances in Fault-Tolerant Methodologies (pp. 275-289). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-426-0.ch012

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Razo-Zapata, Iván S., Gerardo Castañón and Carlos Mex-Perera. "Self-healing on Transparent Optical Packet Switching Mesh Networks: Overcoming Failures and Attacks." In Resilient Optical Network Design: Advances in Fault-Tolerant Methodologies, ed. Yousef S. Kavian and Mark S. Leeson, 275-289 (2012), accessed November 01, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-426-0.ch012

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Abstract

This work presents a novel approach for dealing with failures and attacks on Transparent Optical Packet Switching (TOPS) mesh networks. The approach is composed of two phases, whereas the first one dynamically dimensions the resources in the network, the second one applies an incremental learning algorithm that generates an intelligent policy. At each node, such a policy allows a self-healing behavior when there are failures or attacks in the network. Finally, the performance of this approach is presented as well as future research lines.
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TOPS mesh networks are a relatively new technology for very high data rate communications, flexible switching and broadband application support. More specifically, they provide transparency features allowing routing and switching of data without interpretation or regression of signals within the network, i.e. without opto-electronic-opto conversions. Such networks contain only transparent optical components and therefore differ from the optical networks currently used. In particular, the nature of TOPS components and architectures brings about a new set of problems for network security, such as the design of resilient mechanism for dealing with failures and attacks.

Before explaining some issues regarding design of resilient mechanisms, it is worthwhile making some comments about failures and attacks. As already established by Rejeb et al. (2006), failures occurs due to physical natural fatigue and ageing of optical devices. They occur once and remain within devices until they are repaired. Contrary, attacks appear and disappear often sporadically anywhere in the network, causing additional failures and problems in the network. Based on the previous argument, we assume that failures are subsumed by attacks. Consequently in the rest of the text, we refer to failures and attacks just as attacks.

When designing failure-resilient mechanisms for TOPS mesh networks, it is not only fast-response that becomes an issue but also problems as attack detection & location, and adaptability. In the next paragraphs we provide broader explanation regarding these issues.

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Preface
Yousef S. Kavian, Mark S. Leeson
Chapter 1
Bin Wang
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Survivability in Optical Networks: Principles and State-of-the-Art
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Péter Babarczi, János Tapolcai
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Protection Survivability Architectures: Principles and Challenging Issues
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Anusha Sivakumar, Ganesh C. Sankaran, Krishna M. Sivalingam, Gerard Parr
Passive Optical Networks (PON) support subscribers with bandwidth requirements more than 10 Mbps. Fiber and node failures in a PON network can lead... Sample PDF
Protection Architectures for WDM Passive Optical Networks
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Chapter 4
Carmen Mas Machuca
The advantages of transparent optical networks such as high capacity and low cost can be outweighed by their complex fault management and the high... Sample PDF
Fault Management in Transparent Optical Networks
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Z. Ghassemlooy, W. P. Ng, H. Le Minh
In traditional optical networks, configured as static physical pipes, the carrier-grade network resilience is provided by means of protection and... Sample PDF
All-Optical Resilient Pulse-Position-Modulation-Based Packet-Switched Routing
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Abdelhamid Eshoul, Hussein T. Mouftah
The chapter outlines the different survivability approaches for mesh networks under static and dynamic traffic environments. It describes the... Sample PDF
Performance Evaluation of Survivability Approaches in Optical Networks
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Arun K. Somani, David W. Lastine
Achieving low blocking probability and connection restorability in the presence of a link failure is a major goal of network designers. Typically... Sample PDF
Maximizing Primary Capacities in Survivable Networks
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Chapter 8
Taisir E.H. El-Gorashi, Jaafar Elmirghani
Due to its huge bandwidth, optical fibre is currently widely deployed to provide a variety of telecommunications services and applications.... Sample PDF
Dynamic Traffic Grooming under a Differentiated Resilience Scheme for WDM Mesh Networks
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Hussein T. Mouftah, Burak Kantarci
High capacity advantage of optical networks also introduces the risk of huge data loss in case of a service interruption, even if the outage lasts a... Sample PDF
Robust Design and Management of Optical Networks: Incorporating Availability-Awareness
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Paolo Monti, Lena Wosinska, Cicek Cavdar, Andrea Fumagalli, Jiajia Chen
Originally, networks were engineered to provide only one type of service, i.e. either voice or data, so only one level of resiliency was requested.... Sample PDF
New Dimensions for Survivable Service Provisioning in Optical Backbone and Access Networks
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Emad M. Al Sukhni, Hussein T. Mouftah
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Distributed Quality of Service Based Provisioning Framework for Survivable Optical Networks
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Chapter 12
Iván S. Razo-Zapata, Gerardo Castañón, Carlos Mex-Perera
This work presents a novel approach for dealing with failures and attacks on Transparent Optical Packet Switching (TOPS) mesh networks. The approach... Sample PDF
Self-healing on Transparent Optical Packet Switching Mesh Networks: Overcoming Failures and Attacks
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Optical Communication: An Overview
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