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OMI - Role of Agent

1995 Version of ANSI (Equivalent to Current ISO Version) of Standard

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4.3.2 The role of the agent

OMI allows, but does not require, an agent process that multiplexes requests from any number of clients on one node in a single session. Thus several clients may share one connection to a server, and all OMI servers shall accept multiplexed requests.

Note – Although agents are an important conceptual part of this International Standard, their existence does not affect the form, content, or sequence of messages. A simple implementation could provide one client per session, and you may read "client" wherever "agent" appears.

This International Standard describes the agent as a separate process, but an implementation may provide its functions by any method.

The agent is synchronous. A session supports only one transaction at a time. The agent shall send one request and then no more until the server's response arrives or the circuit fails.

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