Introduction To Networking

There are two network configuration paradigms that a PolySync host may fall under: * [Single Host Runtime](/articles/?p=1089) * [Multi (Distributed) Host Runtime](/articles/?p=1090) A PolySync host is defined as any ECU or machine processing PolySync applications. The applications include: * PolySync Manager * PolySync Studio * Dynamic Driver interface * Custom application In all network configurations, applications and hosts communicate by publishing and subscribing messages to the PolySync bus. The PolySync bus exists on the physical Ethernet layer, and is accessible through the PolySync host's defined IP address.