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IS research has been criticized for having little influence on practice. One approach to achieving more relevance is to conduct research using appropriate research methods that balance the interests of both researchers and practitioners. This paper examines the similarities between two methods that address this mandate by adopting a proactive stance to(More)
External Border Gateway Protocol (eBGP) is the ubiquitous protocol used today for advertisement of reachability information and for route selection among administrative domains (Autonomous Systems or ASs) in the Internet. However, many emerging needs in commercial and military networking have exposed limitations of the current eBGP. In particular, these IP(More)
A methodology and architecture have been developed that contrast sharply with common interpretations of the Open Systems Interconnection concept of Layering. The thesis is that while many functionalities are required to support the wide range of services in a Distributed System, no more than two concurrent layers of protocol are required below the(More)