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What is Packet

Handbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance
Called also datagrams, it is a piece of a message (data and destination address) transmitted over a packet-switching network.
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Design and Implementation of a Distributed Firewall
Dalila Boughaci (LRIA-USTHB, Algeria), Brahim Oubeka (LRIA-USTHB, Algeria), Abdelkader Aissioui (LRIA-USTHB, Algeria), Habiba Drias (LRIA-USTHB, Algeria), and Belaïd Benhamou (Technopôle de Château-Gombert, France)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-855-0.ch013
This chapter presents the design and the implementation of a decentralized firewall. The latter uses autonomous agents to coordinately control the traffic on the network. The proposed framework includes a set of controllers’ agents that ensure the packets filtering services, a proxy agent that plays a role of a proxy server and an identifier agent which is responsible for user authentication. The decentralization of the different agents’ activities is managed by an administrator agent which is a core point for launching the most important operations of the access control. A prototype has been designed and implemented. Furthermore, the authors hope that the underlying framework will inform researchers of a possible way to implement a decentralized firewall to improve the current solution, and will help readers understand the need for techniques and tools such as firewalls that are useful to protect their network traffic.
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