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UNIX based programming tools for locally distributed network applications.

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Authors
Frank, William C.
Subjects
distributed programming
local network tools
UNIX IPC tools
Advisors
Zyda, Michael J.
Date of Issue
1987-12
Date
December 1987
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Language
en_US
Abstract
The Graphics and Video Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science has a growing need for easy to use programming tools in support of distributed processing applications. The most pressing need is for software on three UNIX-based workstations connected via Ethernet. The remote interprocess communication tools that UNIX provides for using Ethernet are effective but complicated to learn. This requires researchers to spend much of their time becoming proficient with them instead of concentrating on the distributed application at hand. This work presents the design and implementation of several programming tools that allow programmers to establish and experiment with distributed programs in the graphics laboratory environment. The tools allow a higher level of abstraction for remote interprocess communications and establish a straightforward method for implementing distributed programs. Additionally, they support code reuseability with software templates and are modularized to be both understandable and changeable. Recommendations are made for future research and management efforts that have been highlighted by these new tools.
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Thesis
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Department
Computer Science
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
104 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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