Constructing IPv6 protocol stack on Apertos


Jun-ichiro Itoh, Yasuhiko Yokote, and Mario Tokoro

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Proceedings of IWOOOS'96


The paper discusses implementation of IPv6 protocol stack on the top of reflective OO operating system, Apertos\cite{Yokote92a}. The internet community is working on transition from IPv4 to new internet protcol, IPv6. Though IPv6 has good design choices, IPv6 is much more complex and harder to implement than IPv4. To reduce complexity and ease the implementation, the paper introduces reflective OO way to implement protocol handlers. We can reduce the hurdles for implementation and make the software update cost cheaper by our methodology.