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PLAN is a resource-bounded functional programming language which provides programmability for communications packets. PLAN is designed to be a public, authentication-free layer in the Active Network hierarchy. For this reason, we have limited the expressive power of PLAN in order to guarantee that all programs will terminate, thus reasonably permitting a router to run any PLAN program. However, PLAN can also be used as a ``glue'' layer which allows access to higher-level services (which may or may not require authentication themselves). This combination allows much of the flexibility of active networking, without sacrificing security.

Current Version:   2.1

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

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The PLAN 1.0 interpreter is implemented in Pizza, and will run on machines that support JDK 1.1.
Tested on RedHat Linux 4.2 and Windows 95.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Pizza and Java JDK

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