OS Support for General-Purpose Routers

@inproceedings{Peterson1999OSSF,
  title={OS Support for General-Purpose Routers},
  author={Larry L. Peterson and Scott Karlin and Kai Li},
  booktitle={Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems},
  year={1999}
}
This paper argues that there is a need for routers to move from being closed, special-purpose network devices to being open, general-purpose computing/communication systems. The central challenge in making this shift is to simultaneously support increasing complex forwarding logic and high performance, while using commercial hardware components and open operating systems. This paper introduces the hardware and software architecture for such a general-purpose router. The architecture includes… CONTINUE READING
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