This paper describes an operating system (OS) interface for active routers. This interface allows code loaded into active routers to access the router's memory, communication, and computational resources on behalf of different packet flows. In addition to motivating and describing the interface, the paper also reports our experiences implementing the interface in three different OS environments: Scout, the OSKit, and the exokernel.
- Active networks
- Operating systems
- Programmable networks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering