NetLink: Software libraries at your fingertip

  • Ivar Holmqvist
  • Erik Lindström
5. Posters
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1401)


NetLink unifies a local file system with a large distributed database, preserving file system access methods, and thereby making database access transparent to user programs. One objective of NetLink is to reduce software library installation and maintenance costs by providing a distributed database of software libraries transparently accessible directly by unmodified compilers and linkers. The NetLink distributed database is divided into, not necessarily disjoint, logical agent groups called secure virtual domains, each defining a trusted extranet ensuring accurate data and making it possible to include not only public domain software, but also commercial modules into NetLink.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivar Holmqvist
    • 1
  • Erik Lindström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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