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Network Policy and Services: A Report of a Workshop on Middleware (RFC2768)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003366D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 24 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Aiken: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

An ad hoc middleware workshop was held at the International Center for Advanced Internet Research in December 1998. The Workshop was organized and sponsored by Cisco, Northwestern University's International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR), IBM, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the workshop was to identify existing middleware services that could be leveraged for new capabilities as well as identifying additional middleware services requiring research and development. The workshop participants discussed the definition of middleware in general, examined the applications perspective, detailed underlying network transport capabilities relevant to middleware services, and then covered various specific examples of middleware components. These included APIs, authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) issues, policy framework, directories, resource management, networked information discovery and retrieval services, quality of service,

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Network Working Group B. Aiken

Request for Comments: 2768 J. Strassner

Category: Informational Cisco Systems

B. Carpenter

IBM

I. Foster

Argonne National Laboratory

C. Lynch

Coalition for Networked Information

J. Mambretti

ICAIR

R. Moore

UCSD

B. Teitelbaum

Advanced Networks & Services, Inc.

February 2000

Network Policy and Services:

A Report of a Workshop on Middleware

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

An ad hoc middleware workshop was held at the International Center

for Advanced Internet Research in December 1998. The Workshop was

organized and sponsored by Cisco, Northwestern University's

International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR), IBM, and

the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the workshop was

to identify existing middleware services that could be leveraged for

new capabilities as well as identifying additional middleware

services requiring research and development. The workshop

participants discussed the definition of middleware in general,

examined the applications perspective, detailed underlying network

transport capabilities relevant to middleware services, and then

covered various specific examples of middleware components. These

included APIs, authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)

issues, policy framework, directories, resource management, networked

information discovery and retrieval services, quality of service,

security, and operational tools. The need for a more organized

framework for middleware R&D was recognized, and a list of specific

t...