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Title: Architecture for support of network operating system services

Abstract

It is argued that network architectures should be designed with the explicit purpose of creating a coherent network operating system (NOS). The resulting NOS must be capable of efficient implementation as the base (native) operating system on a given machine or machines, or of being layered on top of existing operating systems as a guest system. The goals and elements of a network architecture to support a NOS are outlined. This architecture consists of a NOS model and three layers of protocol: an interprocess communication (IPC) layer, with an end--end protocol and lower sub-layer protocols as needed to support reliable uninterpreted logical-message communication; a service support layer (SSL), abstracting logical structures and needs common to most services, including naming, protection, request/reply structure, data-type translation, and session support; and a layer of standard services, (file, directory, terminal, process, clock, etc.). 6 figures.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6043599
Report Number(s):
UCRL-82568(Rev.1); CONF-790834-2
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 4. Berkeley workshop on distributed data management and computer networks, Berkeley, CA, USA, 28 Aug 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER NETWORKS; SPECIFICATIONS; DATA TRANSMISSION; DESIGN; COMMUNICATIONS; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Watson, R.W., and Fletcher, J.G. Architecture for support of network operating system services. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Watson, R.W., & Fletcher, J.G. Architecture for support of network operating system services. United States.
Watson, R.W., and Fletcher, J.G. Wed . "Architecture for support of network operating system services". United States. doi:.
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