Accession Number : ADA422520


Title :   Innovative Active Networking Services


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 1999-Sep 2003


Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE INFORMATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Minder, Gary J. ; Evans, Joseph B. ; Komp, Ed ; Shankar, Ravi ; Zinjuvadia, Vishal


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA422520


Report Date : MAR 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : Traditional networking implementations follow a layered protocol model that implements a well-defined protocol stack. Major functionality is built into the software and hardware of end-point hosts and the network switches and routers. The entire complex of end-point host system software, network switch software, and networking services evolves slowly due to the need to reach consensus prior to widespread changes and improvements in the protocols. Active Network was developed to bring robust, rapid flexibility to developing and deploying new network services and protocols. Our research project covered three areas: 1) Create an architecture and implementation for Innovative Active Networking Services based on Composite Protocols; 2) Established criteria and evaluation measures for Active Network performance; and 3) Implement Active Networking services on end-point host systems based on the Windows NT and Linux operating systems.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER GATEWAYS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PROTOTYPES, PACKET SWITCHING, MICROPROGRAMMING, CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS.


Subject Categories : COMPUTER SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE