Autonomic Networking - Definitions and Design Goals

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Authors Michael Behringer  , Max Pritikin  , Steinthor Bjarnason  , Alexander Clemm  , Brian Carpenter  , Sheng Jiang  , Laurent Ciavaglia 
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Autonomic systems were first described in 2001. The fundamental goal is self-management, including self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection. This document applies the concepts of autonomic systems to a network, and describes the definitions and design goals of Autonomic Networking. The goal is a network where nodes have minimal dependencies on human administrators or centralized management systems.


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