WIT Press


Use Of The Symbolic Concurrent Programming Erlang To Test The Integrated Digital Networks Access

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE950331

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

756 kb

Author(s)

V. Dobrota

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present an efficient tool, as well as a new teaching method, using a symbolic concurrent programming language Erlang (hosted on a workstation running UNIX/DOS/Windows) for a telecommunications application. The aim is to realise a software simulator for the ISDN access, being an ISUP state machine implementation, but also the paper is focused on underlining the stages that a teaching course would have to address in order to generate, step by step, a rapid prototype. It can be useful to understand the mechanisms of a client/server architecture and a socket/port based inter-processes communication. Obviously the software simulator is a powerful instrument to verify the specific signalling protocols involved as well. 1 Introduc

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