Network management game

TitleNetwork management game
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArslan E, Yuksel M, Gunes MH
JournalSIGCOMM Computer Communication Review

Management and automated configuration of large-scale networks is one of the crucial issues for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Since wrong configurations may lead to loss of an enormous amount of customer traffic, highly experienced network administrators are typically the ones who are trusted for the management and configuration of a running ISP network. We frame the management and experimentation of a network as a "game" for training network administrators without having to risk the network operation. The interactive environment treats the trainee network administrators as players of a game and tests them with various network failures or dynamics.