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Routing Services Platform Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014330D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

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1. Introduction The Routing Services Platform (RSP) is a framework for generic services like Intrusion Detection, Traffic Engineering, Topology Visualization etc., based on multi-protocol topology gathering and analysis. RSP is divided into two main parts. The RSP kernel provides routing-protocol independent topology information. This information is then used by RSP service applications that provide a broad range of services to the users. This document contains some notes on the design of the RSP kernel. Service applications are not discussed here. The RSP kernel functions can be divided into functions that are independent of specific routing protocols and into functions that directly depend on a specific routing protocol. As such, it is very similar to the UNIX file management subsystem, which provides generic functions such as open, read, write, close on a multitude of different file systems such as UFS, ISO-9660, VFAT, FAT, NFS etc. Therefore, the design of the RSP kernel is done using the same principles as the design of the UNIX file management subsystem. 2. Architecture Overview