Network Programming Using PLAN

TitleNetwork Programming Using PLAN
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsHicks MW, Kakkar P, Moore J, Gunter C, Nettles S
EditorBal H, Belkhouche B, Cardelli L
Book TitleInternet Programming LanguagesInternet Programming Languages
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pagination127 - 143
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-66673-8

We present here a methodology for programming active networks in the environment defined by our new language PLAN (Packet Language for Active Networks). This environment presumes a two-level architecture consisting of: 1. active packets carrying PLAN code; and 2. downloadable, node-resident services written in more general-purpose languages. We present several examples which illustrate how these two features can be combined to implement various network functions.