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Advanced Networking Technologies 6.6

Released: Mar 8, 2022     Updated: Apr 27, 2022


Advanced Networking Technology (ANT) is a collection of networking protocols based on the IPNET stack designed by the company formerly known as Interpeak. The stack was designed to be scaleable and portable.

An abstraction layer called IPCOM is used to perform any necessary conversions required to work with individual operating systems. This allows core protocols to be common across multiple platforms.

ANT is imbedded in Wind River VxWorks Platforms 3.5 and 3.6. It is also available as an add-on (i.e., a replacement for the native Linux stack) to Wind River Linux Platforms 1.4 through 2.0. The primary motivation for replacing the native stack is protection of intellectual property. Developers who customize protocols or features of the native Linux network stack are required under GPL to make these customizations available to the open-source community. By using Wind River ANT, they can avoid these obligations and keep their intellectual property as differentiable value.

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