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2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists

2023-03-01 12:00

Embedded Linux distributions

Results of the online "wish list"

2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached

2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available

Real Time Linux Workshops

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Eighth Real-Time Linux Workshop on October 12 to 15, 2006, in Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R.China

Operating System Modifications for User-Oriented Addressing Model

Dong Zhou and Taoyu Li
Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, P R China

Maoke Chen and Xing Li
Network Research Center, Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, P R China

In both IPv4 and IPv6, IP address is assigned to interface and shared by different users on a same host. This model of addressing is not suitable for future Internet-based computing, where user-oriented accounting, behavior tracing, multi-homing and independent port usage must be supported. Because IPv6 provides a big enough space that everyone in the world can own several addresses, it is believed that a new, user-oriented IP addressing model will appear in the near future.

On the other hand, network protocol stacks in current operating systems are designed in the framework of interface-oriented addressing model. To specify a dedicated address to each individual user, the kernel must be modified so that one user can use only its own IP address, either for source or destination of a packet. Secondly, both user and IP address administration tools must contain a map from user ID to a group of address that the user having permission to apply them. Furthermore, the behavior of application programming interface must be modified in order that each user-mode network program binds address properly. Issues of compatibility and security are also discussed.


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