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TreacleWell: Unraveling the magic "Black box" of the network

Oliveira, M; Slater, M; Crowcroft, J; (2002) TreacleWell: Unraveling the magic "Black box" of the network. In: Callaos, N and Zheng, B and Kaderali, F, (eds.) 6TH WORLD MULTICONFERENCE ON SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS, VOL IV, PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 295 - 301). INT INST INFORMATICS & SYSTEMICS

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Abstract

Virtual Environments and Online games have a wide range of network requirements in terms of Quality Of Service (QoS). The traditional software architect adopts the "Black Box" approach towards the network, consequently reducing network awareness. As a result, applications do not have the necessary information to adapt to the state of the network.This paper presents TreacleWell (TW), which consists of a networking component framework based on Application Level Framing (ALF) design principles. Core to its design is the concept of protocol composition, which promotes reusability and fine-grained control of network protocols. This approach allows the application to be part of the protocol processing architecture, thus providing the necessary network awareness for an application to adapt. For purposes of evaluating the framework, some benchmarking results of TW are included and discussed.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:TreacleWell: Unraveling the magic "Black box" of the network
Event:6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002)/8th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2002)
Location:ORLANDO, FL
Dates:2002-07-14 - 2002-07-18
Keywords:protocol composition, application level framing, namespaces, end-to-end protocols
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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