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This document specifies a Connection Management Access Protocol (CMAP) for call management in high-speed packet switched networks. We target CMAP to networks employing the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communication standard. CMAP specifies the access procedues exercised by network clients to manipulate multipoint calls; it is thus a User-Network Interface (UNI) signalling protocol. We define a multipoint call as a group of multipoint connections. A multipoint connection is a communication channel between two or more clients or endpoints of the network, where all data sent by one client is received by all other clients who have elected to receive. A point-to-point connection is a special case of a multipoint connection involving only two clients. CMAP provides facilities to create, modify, and delete calls, connections, and endpoints. Once a connection is established, clients exchange data using ATM data-transfer protocols that are specified separately from CMAP.
Cox, Ken and DeHart, John, "CMAP" Report Number: WUCS-94-21 (1994). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.