The Newcastle Connection or UNIXes of the World Unite!

  title={The Newcastle Connection or UNIXes of the World Unite!},
  author={David R. Brownbridge and Lindsay F. Marshall and Brian Randell},
  journal={Softw., Pract. Exper.},
In this paper we describe a software subsystem that can be added to each of a set of physically interconnected UNIX or UNIX look-alike systems, so as to construct a distributed system which is functionally indistinguishable at both the user and the program level from a conventional singleprocessor UNIX system. The techniques used are applicable to a variety and multiplicity of both local and wide area networks, and enable all issues of inter-processor communication, network protocols, etc., to… CONTINUE READING
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