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Interfacing UNIX to Data Communications Networks

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2 Author(s)
F. Panzieri ; Suma-Sistemi vomo Macchina ; B. Randell

We propose an interface for use from within UNIX1 user programs for communicating over multiple and varied local and wide area networks. This interface aids the design of a distributed application program by hiding the actual communications protocols used over each network, and providing instead simple primitives for sending and receiving (possibly large) datagrams, using a simple standardized network addressing scheme based on a <host number, port number> pair.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-11 ,  Issue: 10 )