Achieving Energy Saving through Proxying Applications on behalf of Idle Devices

Rafiullah Khan, Sarmad Ullah Khan

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Several studies in the past have revealed that network end user devices are left powered up 24/7 even when idle just for the sake of maintaining Internet connectivity. Network devices normally support low power states but are kept inactive due to their inability to maintain network connectivity. The Network Connectivity Proxy (NCP) has recently been proposed as an effective mechanism to impersonate network connectivity on behalf of high power devices and enable them to sleep when idle without losing network presence. The NCP can efficiently proxy basic networking protocol, however, proxying of Internet based applications have no absolute solution due to dynamic and non-predictable nature of the packets they are sending and receiving periodically. This paper proposes an approach for proxying Internet based applications and presents the basic software architectures and capabilities. Further, this paper also practically evaluates the proposed framework and analyzes expected energy savings achievable under-different realistic conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2016
Event7th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2016) - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 23 May 201626 May 2016


  • Green networking
  • energy efficiency
  • network connectivity proxy
  • Universal Plug & Play
  • power measurement


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