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Abstract

Past experiences have shown that even where standards exist, different manufacturers of computing equipment implement them in different ways, introducing different sub-sets, or even extended super-sets. Attempts to compile programs written in the same language but with different manufacturers compilers have often proved to require time consuming modifications to the source code before the same results are obtained. In the field of data communications, and particularly if the idea of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) is to be realized, it is necessary that different implementations of the same protocol be compatible, otherwise no communication will take place. Since 1979 the JRC has been developing tools which can be used across a public network and which support the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) in its procurement policies for equipment. This policy places an important emphasis on the use of international standards and their availability for interconnecting equipment from different manufacturers. This paper describes the tools that have been developed during the last three years, and shows how they have been used.

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Authors: WEAVING K JRC ISPRA ESTAB., JRC ISPRA ESTAB.
Bibliographic Reference: SEMINAIRE INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTION DES NORMES DE PROTOCOLES DE HAUT NIVEAU POUR L'INTERCONNEXION DES SYSTEMES OUVERTS, PARIS (FRANCE), JUNE 27-28, 1983 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31174 ORA
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