Anetd allows different administrative domains to share the same software base specified as URLs, and allows the deployment and control of distributed network services through a centralized source of electronic knowledge. The network services to be deployed are specified as URLs; Anetd, after downloading a service with an HTTP GET command, strips the HTML header from the received code and installs the service.
Anetd supports the deployment of native binary compatible code or Java applications. The deployment and configuration mechanism is fully backward compatible. Legacy services can be configured by downloading configuration files and specifying required command-line arguments so that existing software can be easily deployed without modification.
In addition to legacy services, Anetd can be used to deploy and control ANCORS engineering services. For these applications, the daemon offers a set of built-in primitives, which are services that, in addition to standard native system functionality (I/O, memory management, networking), provide
These primitives can provide support for distributed simulation network engineering applications, as well as some forms of sophisticated network monitoring. For more information, see .