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TORRENT Report Summary

Project ID: IST-2000-25187
Funded under: FP5-IST
Country: United Kingdom

Service and resource management functional architecture

The functional architecture provides a viewpoint of the TORRENT platform that is relevant to implementers and users of that platform.

There are several layers:
- Physical: This layer describes the hardware of the Local Access Point and the Residential Gateway, the interfaces and the physical links between them.

- Linux-OS: This contains, apart from the operating system, driver extensions and Netfilter-based packet-handling extensions.

- Support: This includes the applications programming interface (from Flextel), the Human-Computer Interface and Packet-Handling Functionality.

It also includes the Agent Platform (FIPA-OS).

- Decision: This agent-based layer can be subdivided in to 2 further layers.

- Reactive: Session/Call Control, Policy Enforcement.

- Proactive: Negotiation, Strategy, Policy Creation.

More information on the Torrent project can be found at:
http://www.torrent-innovations.org

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Eric SCHARF, (University Lecturer)
Tel.: +44-20-78825343
Fax: +44-20-78827997
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