IBP -- The Internet Backplane Protocol: Two Page Summary
James S. Plank and
Technical Report UT-CS-98-407, University of Tennessee, November, 1998.
Available via anonymous ftp to cs.utk.edu in
The Internet Backplane Protocol (IBP) is the result of thinking
about storage in non-traditional ways. This paper provides a capsule
summary of IBP including motivation, functionality, and current
The paper is also online as html at