14.4. Example

To illustrate potential integration problems and the utility of adapters, we use a small client/server application from the telephone-based telecommunications domain that uses a signaling protocol called Signaling System 7 (SS7). We use the telecommunications domain because advances in this domain will be key elements in supporting the interstellar SW Web. The illustrative system contains two components, a monitor (MT) responsible for monitoring the signaling links of the space system and a manager (MG) component responsible for handling requests (from the monitor) to bring space links into service, inhibit links, and take links out of service.

Consider the services provided by the monitor component (see Listing 14.2).

Listing 14.2. ...

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