Multi-protocol architectures as a paradigm for achieving inter-operability

Russell J. Clark, Mostafa H. Ammar, Kenneth L. Calvert

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Abstract

A significant obstacle to achieving heterogeneous system interconnection is the need to maintain compatible network protocols on all communicating systems. Protocol standardization and profiling has long been viewed as a way to overcome this obstacle. The exclusive nature of this approach, however, presents limitations such as the exclusion of sometimes superior technology and the necessity for strict agreement among systems. In this paper we consider an inclusive approach to achieving inter-operability based on the use of multi-protocol architectures. We begin with a detailed description of a framework and model for describing and constructing multi-protocol architectures. We then describe a case study based on architectures that mix protocols from the OSI and Internet suites. We identify and propose solutions to the problem of determining which set of protocols to use for a particular communication task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Pages136-143
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies - IEEE INFOCOM '93 - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 30 1993Apr 1 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 12th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies - IEEE INFOCOM '93
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period3/30/934/1/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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