X-kernel: A platform for accessing internet resources

Larry Lee Peterson, Norman Hutchinson, Sean O'Malley, Herman Rao

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Abstract

x-kernel is an experimental operating system for personal workstations that allows uniform access to resources throughout a nationwide internet: an interconnection of networks similar to the TCP/IP internet. This network is also called the National Research and Education Network (NREN). The x-kernel supports a library of protocols, and it accesses different resources with different protocol combinations. In addition, two user-level systems that give users an integrated and uniform interface to resources have been built on top of the x-kernel. These two systems--a file system and a command interpreter--hide differences among the underlying protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-33
Number of pages11
JournalComputer
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990

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X-kernel : A platform for accessing internet resources. / Peterson, Larry Lee; Hutchinson, Norman; O'Malley, Sean; Rao, Herman.

In: Computer, Vol. 23, No. 5, 05.1990, p. 23-33.

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Peterson, LL, Hutchinson, N, O'Malley, S & Rao, H 1990, 'X-kernel: A platform for accessing internet resources', Computer, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 23-33. https://doi.org/10.1109/2.53352
Peterson, Larry Lee ; Hutchinson, Norman ; O'Malley, Sean ; Rao, Herman. / X-kernel : A platform for accessing internet resources. In: Computer. 1990 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 23-33.
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