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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Transdisciplinary Communication as a Meta-Framework of Digital Education
Rusudan Makhachashvili, Ivan Semenist
(pages: 1-6)

Multidisciplinary Learning Using Online Networking in Biomedical Engineering
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 7-12)

Augmented Intelligence for Advancing Healthcare
Mohammad Ilyas
(pages: 13-19)

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Refereeal
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 20-25)

The Impact of Convictions on Interlocking Systems
Teresa Henkle Langness
(pages: 26-33)

Collaborative Convergence: Finding the Language for Trans-Disciplinary Communication to Occur
Cristo Leon, James Lipuma
(pages: 34-37)

Bridging the Gap Between the World of Education and the World of Business via Standards to Develop Competences of the Future at Universities
Paweł Poszytek
(pages: 38-42)

Multidisciplinary Learning for Multifaceted Thinking in Globalized Society
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 43-48)

From Spirituality to Technontology in Education
Florent Pasquier
(pages: 49-52)

Differentiated Learning and Digital Game Based Learning: The KIDEDU Project
Eleni Tsami
(pages: 53-57)

Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence
Mohammad Ilyas
(pages: 58-65)

Practicing Transdisciplinarity and Trans-Domain Approaches in Education: Theory of and Communication in Values and Knowledge Education (VaKE)
Jean-Luc Patry
(pages: 66-71)

Reflexive Practice for Inter and Trans Disciplinary Research in the Third Millennium
Maria Grazia Albanesi
(pages: 72-76)


 

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Designing for Proactive Network Configuration Analysis

Magreth Mushi, Rudra Dutta


Human operators are an important aspect of any computing infrastructure; however, human errors in configuring systems pose reliability and security risks, which are increasingly serious as such systems grow more complex. Numerous studies have shown that errors by human administrators have contributed significantly to misconfigurations of networks. The research community has reacted with development of solutions that largely directed at detecting and correcting misconfigurations statically, after they have been introduced into the configuration files. This is done either by checking against known good configuration practices or by data mining configuration files. Though to some extent such approaches are useful, they are in fact “treatments” rather than “preventions”. Automated tools that abstract complex sets of network administration tasks have also been seen as a potential solution. On the other hand, such tools simply remove the possibility of human error one step, to the development of the workflow, and can have the effect of magnifying the risk of such mistakes due to their speed of operation. There is a need for a proactive solution that examine consequences of a proposed configuration before it is implemented.

In this paper, we describe the research design towards developing a proactive solution for misconfiguration problem. Then present the design and implementation for SanityChecker-an SDN-based solution for intercepting incoming configurations and inspecting them for human errors before committing to the devices. SanityChecker was tested by real-world network administrators and the results show that it can successfully improve network operations by overseen incoming configuration for human errors.

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