Network programming using PLAN

Michael Hicks, Pankaj Kakkar, Jonathan T. Moore, Carl A. Gunter, Scott Nettles

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternet Programming Languages - ICCL 1998 Workshop, Proceedings
EditorsHenri E. Bal, Boumediene Belkhouche, Luca Cardelli
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3540666737, 9783540666738
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Internet Programming Languages, ICCL 1998 - Chicago, United States
Duration: May 13 1998May 13 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherWorkshop on Internet Programming Languages, ICCL 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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