On the use of directory services to support multiprotocol interoperability

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

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Multiprotocol systems are a vital tool for achieving interoperability in today's heterogeneous communication networks. An important aspect of these systems is the need to determine which of the multiple available protocols will be used to carry out a given communication task; an uninformed choice can result in failure to communicate when communication should be possible. In this paper we consider ways to make information about hosts' supported protocol configurations available through directory services. We discuss various representation approaches, and describe a working implementation of a multiprotocol application exemplifying our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-791
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the IEEE INFOCOM'94. Part 2 (of 3) - Toronto, Ont, Can
Duration: Jun 12 1994Jun 16 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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