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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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8.6. Networking Support

Internet connectivity for embedded devices is quickly becoming a standard requirement. From Internet Appliances to remote sensor controllers, the ability to send and receive data over the Internet, or a private network, is becoming standard. The core to this connectivity is the network stack. Figure 8.3 shows a general architecture diagram of the some of the protocols supported by the eCos Networking package.

Figure 8.3. eCos general networking architecture.

Networking stacks use several different protocols for communication. For example, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is used to send and receive email. The eCos ...

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