Re: RPC talking OSI?


Sleaze Hack (nsc!pyramid!athertn!joshua@hplabs.hp.com)
2 Nov 88 00:42:48 GMT


In article <6200010@hpindda.HP.COM> kmont@hpindda.HP.COM (Kevin Montgomery) writes:
>
> Has anyone seen a copy of RPC that speaks an OSI protocol
>instead of using UDP? Anyone at TWG (or anyone else) have anything
>like this available either now or in the works?
>

Yep! The company you're looking for is called Netwise. It is at
4745 Walnut St. Boulder, CO 80301; 303-442-8280. They gave me an email
address of "hao!isis!1com!wldrdg!PERSON", but that is on the ass-end of
nowhere, and I've never been able to use it.

I HAVE NOT USED THEIR PRODUCT. THE FOLLOWING COMES FROM TALKING WITH THEM
AND READING THEIR LITERATURE. MY KNOWLEDGE OF OSI STANDARDS IS ALSO LOW.

The product is called RPC TOOL. It compiles something like C (or maybe
C itself) into server and client stubs. There is a data transmission
protocol called PDU. The protocol is "DIS/ISO 8825" according to their
literature. When I talked to them they said it was "ASN.1".
They claim to support MS-DOS, VMS (no matter who you bought your
TCP/IP from), UNIX, OS/2, VM, and MVS. They have an impressive
list of networks on which they run: TCP/IP, OS/2 LAN Manager, NOVELL,
DECnet, OSI?MAP, and SNA/APPC. They also claim to be "About as fast as
Sun's RPC." Stubs in ADA are also supported.

It is likely that I will be evaluating (read: writing test programs with)
RPC TOOL in the next month or so. If you want to hear what I think of it
then, send me email.

Josh
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