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Topic: Styx (protocol)

Styx is the network protocol at the heart of the Inferno operating system.
In Greek mythology, Styx ("(river of) hate") is the name of a river which formed the boundary between earth and the underworld, Hades.
Styx was primarily a feature in the afterworld of Greek Mythology, but has been described as a feature present in the hell of christianity as well, notably in the Divine Comedy.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/st/Styx.html   (242 words)

 Styx. Who is Styx? What is Styx? Where is Styx? Definition of Styx. Meaning of Styx.
Styx is an American rock and roll band.
In Greek mythology the river Styx formed the boundary between the living world and the underworld.
Styx is also the network protocol at the heart of the Inferno operating system.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Styx   (56 words)

 Styx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Styx is also the name of a primordial goddess who represented that river, a daughter of Erebus and Nyx.
Styx is the name of a brand of cigarette papers in the UK.
Styx is a computer game for the ZX Spectrum written by Matthew Smith.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Styx   (181 words)

 9P - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Inferno file protocol was originally called Styx, but technically it has always been a variant of 9P.
There is a server implementation of 9P for Unix called u9fs included in the Plan 9 distribution, and a kernel client driver for Linux as part of the v9fs project.
IL - Transport protocol that was designed for 9P in local area networks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/9P2000   (281 words)

 Styx (protocol) Definition / Styx (protocol) Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Styx protocol is a variant of a protocol called 9P that was developed for the Plan 9 operating system[9man].
Styx protocol is the specification of the messages that are.
Styx protocol is the specification of the messages that are exchanged.
www.elresearch.com /Styx_(protocol)   (169 words)

 The Styx Architecture for Distributed Systems
Styx provides a view of a hierarchical, tree-shaped file system name space[Nee89], together with access information about the files (permissions, sizes, dates) and the means to read and write the files.
Styx, as a file system protocol, is merely a component in a more encompassing approach to system design: the presentation of resources as files.
Styx provides a single point in the design where control can be separated from the details of the underlying fabric, isolating both from changes in the other.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno/papers/styx.html   (3077 words)

 Inferno Thin Client White Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Styx is the only communication protocol on which Inferno depends, and Styx can be implemented above any reliable, in-order network transport.
The difference, between Styx and traditional object systems, is that Styx requires each resource to conform to a file system metaphor.
Inferno's Styx protocol is a means of describing and generating a file-system interface.
www.cs.columbia.edu /~dplewis/research/thin/thin.html   (3437 words)

 Urban Design Case Studies - New Zealand Urban Design Protocol - Northwood Residential Area - Christchurch [Ministry for ...
The site is a flat river terrace, abutted on the south by Styx Mill Reserve, a major wetland reserve, and fronts onto two state highways.
The Styx Mill master plan had envisaged a single-loaded road along this edge, which was supported by some Council staff but opposed by others who wished to establish a predator fence and have the development back onto the Reserve (as did the developer, initially).
In 2003 the developer elected to sell the balance of the original Northwood master plan area to Styx Mill Estates Limited, which is now pursuing a country club estate concept with gated cul-de-sac roads and predominantly rear-lot development.
www.mfe.govt.nz /publications/urban/urban-design-case-studies-mar05/html/page16.html   (1927 words)

 Dr. Neil Audsley
The project is focussing upon provision of the Styx protocol (from the Inferno OS) upon FPGA.
Styx is a protocol that allows access to remote resources in an efficient manner.
The Styx protocol component, implemented in VHDL, is intended to be used as a SoC component by sister projects within the
www-users.cs.york.ac.uk /~neil/erts/projects.html   (1073 words)

 Styx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
For the American rock and roll see Styx (band).
Styx and Phlegethon, Acheron and Cocytus converge on the center of the Hades on a great marsh.
Styx is guarded by Phlegyas, who passes the souls from one side to another of the river.
www.theezine.net /s/styx.html   (296 words)

 The archetype STYX/dead-phosphatase complexes with a spermatid mRNA-binding protein and is essential for normal sperm ...
Styx gene in mouse and found it to be essential for normal spermatogenesis.
The arrows denote PCR primers for identification of Styx alleles.
The blots were probed for the Styx locus outside of the targeting construct as shown in A.
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/full/99/4/2112   (3163 words)

 Environmental Issues | GM Food | Nuclear Power | GREENPEACE UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Styx Valley in the South West of Tasmania, Australia is home to the tallest hardwood trees on earth.
The Tasmanian government and logging company Gunns Ltd are planning to destroy the Styx forest by clearcutting the trees then bombing the area from the air with incendiaries, which make sure the whole area burns and is completely destroyed.
Destruction of the Styx Valley is already taking place at an alarming rate - in 1996, only 13% of the original cover of Eucalyptus regnans remained as ancient forest in Tasmania.
www.greenpeace.org.uk /contentlookup.cfm?ucidparam=20031113145640&MenuPoint=D-G   (504 words)

 styx defenition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Styx (band) Styx is an American rock and roll musical band band.
Styx (mythology)#Goddess Styx is also the name of a primordial goddess who represented that river, a daughter of Erebus and Nyx.
Styx is also the network protocol at the heart of the Inferno (operating system) Inferno operating system.
www.dictionarywords.com /styx-defenition.html   (156 words)

 Inferno Communications Protocol, Styx
The Styx communications protocol is used for messages between clients and servers across the network.
File operations between any two machines are accomplished by sending requests and receiving replies via the Styx protocol in a manner similar to Unix remote procedure calls.
Styx messages are not manipulated directly by an application designer.
www.cs.rit.edu /~ats/inferno/man/html/proto.htm   (2211 words)

 Student Report Guidelines <title>
Kerberos is a network authentication protocol developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and freely distributed.
The Kerberos protocol is often described with varying acronyms and naming conventions, but the concepts are the same regardless of the acronyms used.
Kerberos is an effective network authentication protocol, proven in both theory and practice, with substantial implementation in public use and commercial applications.
webpage.pace.edu /sp68870w/Kerb/Kerberos.htm   (4631 words)

The aim of the Vita-Nuova "styx-on-a-brick" project was to demonstrate the simplicity of the Styx protocol and the ease with which a Styx "stub" can be implemented on tiny devices.
The firmware could simply reply with an empty Link protocol message but it then has no way of giving timely notification of the completion of a pending Styx request as it is not allowed to start a link-protocol message exchange.
To get around the pending Styx reply problem, the link protocol header incorporates a flag that the slave (brick) can set to indicate that it is holding outstanding requests and that the master (PC) should continue to poll the slave in order to receive their replies in a timely fashion.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno/rcx_paper.html   (2657 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The implications of abstracting these OS-centric features from the hardware and how the abstractions impact software developers should be discussed.
I would discuss the the Styx protocol, the Dis VM (virtual machine), the Limbo concurrent programming language, and other features which directly impact the usefulness of the NOS, both for developers and for users.
Finally, I would discuss environments where Inferno might be advantageously deployed, which factors affect the deployment decision process, as well as the future development of Inferno and how deployment might benefit a given environment in the future.
mvhs1.mbhs.edu /snap/ind.proj.assign.txt   (342 words)

 Inferno's INTRO(5)
Each Styx message begins with a four-byte size field specifying the length in bytes of the complete message including the four bytes of the size field itself.
Because the message size is negotiable and some elements of the protocol are variable length, it is possible (although unlikely) to have a situation where a valid message is too large to fit within the negotiated size.
Most programs do not see the Styx protocol directly; instead calls to library routines that access files are translated by the mount driver, mnt(3), into Styx messages.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno/man/5/0intro.html   (1914 words)

 [9fans] Anybody ported Limbo to Plan9 ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
as far as i'm aware, the main difference between styx and 9p is in the authentication protocols (there are a few differences in the file permission bits as well, plus the message numbering is different).
styx does authentication once for a connection - the authentication happens at a different level to the styx protocol (and hence can be used to authenticate things other than styx connections).
i think there are still some issues to resolve in styx regarding exactly what a user "is".
lists.cse.psu.edu /archives/9fans/2000-June/001062.html   (382 words)

 Operating System Seminars - Winter 19962, Week 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Inferno uses a protocol called Styx to communicate with the file system in a manner very similar to Plan 9's 9p protocol, although Styx has a reduced number of message types.
All user processes (or 'threads' as they are called in Inferno) run on the Dis vm; this hardware-independence makes porting software trivial and adds to the portability of the system as a whole.
The seminar will cover the various parts of the Inferno system; the application layer, the Limbo programming language, the Dis virtual machine, the Styx networking protocol, and the Inferno kernel, as well as applications of the system as a whole.
www.csh.rit.edu /seminars/os/19962/week8   (354 words)

 A Comparison of Three Network Programming Environments:
Inferno also has 3 other key components: the Styx communication protocols, the Limbo programming language, and the Dis virtual machine; all parts of Inferno are tightly integrated and were designed from the start specifically to work well together.
The reason for this is Inferno's Styx communication protocol, which is a well-placed abstraction layer; Inferno can be ported to different networks simply by implementing Styx for that network.
In addition, the COM component protocol for binary objects and applications is powerful and effective, and supports a high degree of code reuse, within the Windows environment only.
www.cs.yale.edu /homes/asmith/pap_crit.html   (7682 words)

 Gnutella Forums - OT: Open Sourced FastTrack Clone
Since the FastTrack protocol is so complicated (encrypted everywhere), graphical frontends use giFT as a daemon and talk xml with it, making client development _very_ easy (downloads are also just http-based).
Note that this also means that it is easy to bootstrap the next generation of P2P networks and protocols: just provide any software that rocks and I will share my files there too.
We believe that the protocol was changed in such a way that you must now log into a central server to get a new "key" for generating the cipher state for encryption and decryption.
forums.gnutelliums.com /showthread.php?threadid=3891   (619 words)

 Moritz Schlick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Carnap attempted to operationalise Russell's pure logical language so that it could be adapted to the verification theory of meaning with the introduction of "protocol sentences" sometimes called an observation sentences.
In "The Foundation of Knowledge", Schlick attempted to put the problem of Carnap's protocol sentences in a proper light.
What was originally meant, he said, by protocol statements, were statements that express the facts with absolute simplicity in which every science consists and which precede all knowledge and every judgement regarding the world.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Styx/5150/gsr11/gsr1103.htm   (436 words)

 InternetWeek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Lastly, a standard communications protocol called Styx is used to access all resources regardless of their physical location or type.
Styx then packs these commands, formatting them not only for Inferno's use, but also so they will move in an appropriate manner across the network's actual protocol layer.
Styx even determines whether messages have arrived out of sequence and reorders the messages.
www.internetwk.com /101496/633first.htm   (1145 words)

 The least you need to know about Inferno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Inferno environment includes the Dis virtual machine to interpret programs written in the Inferno C-like language called Limbo and the Styx protocol, which takes the place of a remote procedure call (RPC).
Inferno's own communications protocol, called Styx, ensures that all these resources appear in a uniform way to the user.
Styx operates at a higher level than (and hence can be carried over) TCP/IP, ATM, and various serial protocols, including PPP and SLIP.
web.cs.luc.edu /sning1/inferno/least.html   (697 words)

 styx information site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
This styx variant index site has been developed to help wayward users find the information they are looking for, no matter how they are mistakenly spelled or mistyped.
If you would like to add to the content of this site, or if you are interested in supporting the efforts of misytped.info by placing your product information on these styx pages, please contact mistype@gmail.com for details.
www.mistyped.info /styx.htm   (213 words)

 [No title]
Another class of lock-free write/read protocols relies on the presence of certain atomic operations: compare-and-set or increment or decrement.
The fast readers and the writer interact via a NBW protocol; the slow readers interact via one of the protocols of the second class (e.g., a double-buffering protocol).
The hybrid protocol takes less space than either NBW or the double-buffering protocol applied to all readers; The hybrid protocol is faster than the double-buffering algorithm alone.
static.userland.com /sh4/gems/lambda/OlegUSENIX2002.txt   (4227 words)

 Aditya Bansod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Styx protocol is used to access all types of networks.
The actually protocol and semantics of Styx are hidden from the end user.
The Styx protocol is based on T messages and R messages, standing for transaction and reply, respectively.
www.adityabansod.com /things/papers/infernointernal.htm   (1036 words)

 Th Quote: the Styx protocol implements local device drivers with ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Th Quote: the Styx protocol implements local device drivers with...
Quote: the Styx protocol implements local device drivers with procedure calls and remote devices with mount driver and remote procedure calls
The glue that connects the separate parts of … [and remote file systems] together is the Styx protocol.
www.thesa.com /th/th-61-34-55-th-105-37-245.htm   (104 words)

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