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Remote Record Access: Requirements, Implementation and Analysis



H M. Wood, Stephen R. Kimbleton


A key support component for network-wide data sharing is the ability of a process to access remotely stored data to be useful, a means of overcoming differences in data representation and format is necessary. Such a capability is termed remote record access. This paper identifies some of the problems inherent in the sharing of data among dissimilar computer and data systems. Implementation issues and alternatives are presented, followed by a description of XRRA, the Experimental Remote Record Access component which has been implemented as part of the Experimental Network Operating System (XNOS) at the National Bureau of Standards.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-71
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computer networking data conversion, data translation, data transformation, data transfer, network operating systems.


Wood, H. and Kimbleton, S. (1980), Remote Record Access: Requirements, Implementation and Analysis, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created December 4, 1980, Updated May 27, 2010