General protocol stack management
Wed Feb 20 14:30:42 CET 2002
Some work has been done in this area, there was a Ms C. thesis about this in 2000,
A general protocol stack interface in Erlang, the thesis can be found at:
I don't know if the application was productified, but if not the thesis should be good starting point.
I think that at least Peter Andersson is working with Erlang for some Ericsson company.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vlad Dumitrescu" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 2:13 PM
Subject: General protocol stack management
I am trying to devise a general way to handle a protocol stack in a way that
is protocol independent. The closest thing I found to look at was Megaco,
which is very cool. However, assumptions about the specific protocols are
spread a little here and there, and also the protocol layers are fixed
(since it is only designed to handle one protocol).
I wonder if anyone had felt the need for such an application, where once
could dynamically add, remove or change some of the handlers for the
different layers in the stack. My reason for doing this is to be able to
change the encoding and routing algorithms and/or the transport medium, but
then I thought "why not make it more general?" -- I'd like to find out if
such generality can be really needed, or maybe it's better to choose the
custom solution? Maybe such a general aplication already exists, and then
I'd have a lot to learn from.
Any thoughts or remarks?
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