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Connection management in a Lakes environment
Author(s): Barry Aldred; Howard Lambert; David Mitchell
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Paper Abstract

Lakes is an architecture for collaborative working developed to support a wide range of collaborative applications of the `same time/different place' variety across different platforms and communication media. When applications wish to share data in such an environment, connections must be established and channels created to provide the necessary communication links. As new nodes join or leave the conference, new connections must be made or broken. If an application is using several distinct channels for different types of data, the management and control of these channels can be a complex task. This paper presents an overview of the Lakes architecture and focuses on two particular features which have been designed to reduce the burden of connection and channel management on the application programmer: (1) the ability of one particular Lakes application, the call manager, to provide flexible connection management on behalf of other applications; and (2) the facility to request that channels are automatically created and destroyed as applications are shared into or unshared from calls.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2188, High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171722
Show Author Affiliations
Barry Aldred, IBM UK Labs. (United Kingdom)
Howard Lambert, IBM UK Labs. (United Kingdom)
David Mitchell, IBM UK Labs. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2188:
High-Speed Networking and Multimedia Computing
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Mon-Song Chen; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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