New Version of SpiderTCP Portable STREAMS-based, Source Code for OEMs Now Available.
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embedded Systems Conference
--Nov. 2, 1998--
Spider Software enhances SpiderTCP to enable OEMs to quickly
produce solutions which respond to the growing demand for
Multicast IP services.
Spider Software, the premier supplier of portable STREAMS-based communications software, today announced the availability of a new release of SpiderTCP; Spider's portable STREAMS-based implementation of the TCP/IP TCP/IP
in full Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Standard Internet communications protocols that allow digital computers to communicate over long distances. protocol suite.
SpiderTCP release 9.0 has been enhanced with new features which improve functionality, portability, interoperability and maintainability. This includes support for scalable Multicast applications, raw sockets, improved interoperability with Spider's Frame Relay, X.25 and ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. products, improved testing and test scripts, provision of protocol decodes and fine tuning of SpiderTCP for use on real time operating systems.
"Stratus has been an early adopter of the IP Multicast code from Spider. IP Multicast is a feature that is eagerly anticipated by our own customer base," commented Kathy Johnson, Manager of Engineering, Software East at Stratus. "Our engineering teams have worked in close collaboration during all phases of the IP Multicast product development. This close working relationship has resulted in a top-notch product which should prove to be a real winner in the marketplace."
Nick Felisiak, Chairman & Technical Director of Spider Software, said: "The key feature of this new release is Multicast over IP which is recognised as the only practical and effective way of electronically disseminating business information to distributed world-wide destinations. Spider Software's existing and new OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and customers can now build this functionality into their products, enabling their solutions to scale for mass market communication and dissemination of information on Intranets and the Internet".
SpiderTCP is a STREAMS-based implementation of the TCP/IP open communications standard. It comprises a kernel stack which incorporates TCP, UDP UDP (uridine diphosphate): see uracil.
(User Datagram Protocol) A protocol within the TCP/IP protocol suite that is used in place of TCP when a reliable delivery is not required. , IP (including subnetting, IP routing, multicasting and multihoming), ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) A TCP/IP protocol used to send error and control messages. For example, a router uses ICMP to notify the sender that its destination node is not available. , IGMP (Internet Group Multicast Protocol) The protocol that governs the management of multicast groups in a TCP/IP network. To sign up for a multicast group, a Host Membership Report is sent by a user's machine to its nearest routers, which forward that data to , ARP, SNAP/LLC1 and an example Ethernet driver. SpiderTCP also has a set of BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) The software distribution facility of the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California at Berkeley. applications, a BSD socket programming interface, support for Transport Layer Interface (networking, programming) Transport Layer Interface - (TLI, or "Transport Level Interface") A protocol-independent interface for accessing network facilities, modelled after the ISO transport layer (level 4), that first appeared in Unix SVR3. (TLI (Transport Level Interface) A common interface for transport services (layer 4 of the OSI model). It provides a common language to a transport protocol and allows client/server applications to be used in different networking environments. ) and DLPI DLPI - Data Link Provider Interface .
In addition, it supports IP over X.25 or Frame Relay (with SpiderX.25 or SpiderFRAME-RELAY) and includes an SNMP agent. SpiderTCP can run with any operating system which has STREAMS support (e.g. SVR4, VxWorks) or with any other operating system environment using SpiderSTREAMS.
SpiderTCP R9.0 is available now. For more information, visit Spider Software on stand #1928 at the Embedded Systems Conference, or contact your nearest Spider Software sales office.
About Spider Software
Spider Software, based in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, develops and supports a range of portable STREAMS- based communications software products - Frame Relay, ISDN, X.25, TCP and OSI.
Spider's products are licensed to embedded communications and computer systems manufacturers which enables them to provide timely solutions for their markets. Spider Software's products are written in `C' and have been ported to numerous CPUs, operating systems and bus architectures.
All products are proven and supported by a complete range of software engineering services that include integration, consultancy and support.