``Internet Backplane Protocol : API 1.0''
James S. Plank,
Technical Report UT-CS-00-455, University of Tennessee, March, 2001.
Available via anonymous ftp to cs.utk.edu in
In this document, we present a description of IBP version 1.0 API.
The current implementation of IBP supports only synchronized
client requests; all client IBP calls will block pending completion
on the server(s) side, or the expiration of the client's timeout.
We present the C-language prototype of every call along with a
detailed description of the data structures, success behavior and
error conditions involved in that call. Failure of an IBP client
call is indicated by a return value of 0 or NULL, with
a special variable (IBP_errno) set to the appropriate error