MAMNID: A Load Balance Network Diagnosis Model Based on Mobile Agents


In this paper, we propose MAMNID, a mobile agent-based model for networks incidents diagnosis. It is a load-balance and resistance to attack model, based on mobile agents to mitigate the weaknesses of centralized systems like that proposed by Mohamed Eid which consists in gathering data to diagnose from their collecting point and sending them back to the main station for analysis. The attack of the main station stops the system and the increase of the amount of information can equally be at the origin of bottlenecks or DDoS in the network. Our model is composed of m diagnostiquors, n sniffers and a multi-agent system (MAS) of diagnosis management of which the manager is elected in a cluster. It has enabled us not only to reduce the response time and the global system load by 1/m, but also make the system more tolerant to attacks targeting the diagnosis system.

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T. Djotio Ndié, C. Tangha and G. Bertrand Fopak, "MAMNID: A Load Balance Network Diagnosis Model Based on Mobile Agents," Journal of Information Security, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 281-294. doi: 10.4236/jis.2012.34035.

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