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