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Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE Workshop on (2004)
Lake District National Park, United Kingdom
Dec. 2, 2004 to Dec. 3, 2004
ISSN: 1550-6193
ISBN: 0-7695-2258-0
pp: 112-121
Francisco J. Ballesteros , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Pedro de las Heras Quirós , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Katia Leal Algara , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Gorka Guardiola Muzquiz , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Eva M. Castro , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
<p>Today, there are several different communication interfaces available and we plug/unplug them at will. However, our network programming interfaces remain similar to those used when there was at most one network interface.</p> <p>As a result, applications must struggle with the problem of adapting to changes in network facilities: they must select the appropriate network, switch to another when the current one fails, re-establish failed connections, and so on. Although there are systems and middleware that solve part of these problems, there is no integrated approach that addresses the underlying problem: a new network programming interface is needed for applications that must run in mobile and ubiquitous computing environments. This paper presents the design, implementation, and experience with a novel network programming interface introduced in the Plan B?s Operating System, called /net. It also shows how this interface addresses the problems mentioned and simplifies network programming, including some example applications.</p>
Francisco J. Ballesteros, Pedro de las Heras Quirós, Katia Leal Algara, Gorka Guardiola Muzquiz, Eva M. Castro, "A New Network Abstraction for Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Environments in the Plan B Operating System", Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE Workshop on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 112-121, 2004, doi:10.1109/MCSA.2004.3
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