An ATM API for Java

  • Thomas C. Jepsen
  • Ze Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1430)


This paper describes the advantages of the Java programming language and the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) transport capability, proposes some approaches to implementing ATM transport capability for Java, and details a prototype implementation of a native application programming interface (API) for version 1.0.2 of the Java programming language.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas C. Jepsen
    • 1
  • Ze Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Members of Technical StaffFujitsu Network CommunicationsRaleighUSA

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