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Flexible design and implementation of an application programming interface for asynchronous transfer mode
Author(s): Mengjou Lin; Alagu Periyannan; David Singer
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Paper Abstract

Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network is one the most promising networks which are scalable in turn of bandwidth and distance. Moreover, bandwidth reservation and quality of service guarantees make ATM attractive to deliver multimedia information in real-time. Existing protocol suites fail to give access to those characteristics. therefore, applications demand an ATM application programming interface (API) forum has produced a semantics document which is independent of system platforms. This paper covers a special syntax mapping of the ATM API services on top of X/open transport interface (XTI) which is able to give applications access directly to the special quality and traffic services of an ATM network. A particular realization of the API on XTI environment is proposed and implemented on the MacOS networking platform. It provides a flexible and modular design of the ATM networking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3020, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997, (24 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264307
Show Author Affiliations
Mengjou Lin, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)
Alagu Periyannan, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)
David Singer, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3020:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997
Martin Freeman; Paul Jardetzky; Harrick M. Vin, Editor(s)

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