CABA Information Series
IS-2005-07: CA*net 4 Research Program Update -UCLP Roadmap
CANARIE Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation supported by its members, project partners and the Federal Government. CANARIE's mission is to accelerate Canada's advanced Internet development and use by facilitating the widespread adoption of faster, more efficient networks and by enabling the next generation of advanced products, applications and services to run on them. This document describes how User Controlled LightPath (UCLP) software (developed for CANARIE to manage geographically distributed optical and SONET/SDH cross connects and switches) using web services and workflow can be incorporated with IP routed networks to provide more user control over data flows and queue management. The paper lays out requirements for new features and enhancements to the current implementations.