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ISO Development Environment

Overview#

ISO Development Environment (ISODE software) was an implementation of the OSI-Model upper layer protocols, from Transport Layer to Application Layer, which was used in the Internet research community to experiment with Implementation and deployment of OSI-Model during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

ISO Development Environment software was initially a public domain / Open Source implementation, led by Marshall Rose. Following version 6.0, Marshall handed the lead over to Colin Robbins and Julian Onions, who coordinated the 7.0 and 8.0 releases. Version 8.0 was the final Public Domain release, made on June 19, 1992. The Open Source version is still available, even if only for historic interest. The software was ported to a wide set of UNIX and Linux variants.

ISO Development Environment implementation could be configured to use one of several X.25 (CONS) or connectionless lower layer protocols, many ISO Development Environment deployments were based on RFC 1006 the implementation of OSI transport protocol TP0 as a layer atop TCP, in order to use IP-based networks which were becoming increasingly common.

ISO Development Environment implemented an ASN.1 compiler.

ISO Development Environment implementations were often based on RFC 1006

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