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Network Programming Using PLAN

  • Michael Hicks
  • Pankaj Kakkar
  • Jonathan T. Moore
  • Carl A. Gunter
  • Scott Nettles
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1686)

Abstract

We present here a methodology for programming active networks in the environment defined by our new language PLAN (Packet Language for Active Networks). This environment presumes a two-level architecture consisting of:
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    active packets carrying PLAN code; and

     
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    downloadable, node-resident services written in more general-purpose languages.

     

We present several examples which illustrate how these two features can be combined to implement various network functions.

Keywords

Active Network Multicast Tree Network Address Address Resolution Protocol Internet Control Message Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Hicks
    • 1
  • Pankaj Kakkar
    • 1
  • Jonathan T. Moore
    • 1
  • Carl A. Gunter
    • 1
  • Scott Nettles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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