This paper describes a manual procedure for itemizing the service features of a computer network protocol. The procedure has been tested and refined several times. The testing is described here, along with analysis of test results and general observations. The authors conclude that, although the procedure now provides only partially satisfying results, such… (More)
After providing background information on protocol modeling, we then describe a linear programming model useful in protocol design. This is followed by a description of its use and some comments on its implementation.
The National Bureau of Standards has developed service and design specifications for transport and session protocols for use in computer system and network procurements. These protocols reside in layers four and five of the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) Reference Model for Open Systems Interconnection. This paper describes the… (More)