Transport Service (XTI)

Category: Interworking [GS]

This Product Standard provides a single programming interface to a variety of transport services: OSI, TCP/IP, UDP-IP and NetBIOS. It thereby facilitates the writing of distributed applications, independent of network technology. Although a number of the defined features do depend to a greater of lesser extent on the underlying protocol, these are clearly described in the referenced specifications, which also include guidance on writing protocol-independent application software. This is an update to the XPG3 XTI Transport Service Product Standard, with modifications and extensions, particularly in the area of option management, and the addition of support for NetBIOS.

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Referenced Documents:

X/Open Transport Interface (XTI), Version 2

Networking Services, Issue 4

Guide to the Internet Protocol Suite

Conformance Statement Questionnaires:

CSQ for Transport Service (XTI) Product Standard

Test Suites:


Present in UNIX 95 Product Standard(s)

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