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FLOW CONTROL IN LOCAL-AREA NETWORKS OF INTERCONNECTED TOKEN RINGS.

Abstract

We investigate flow-control issues in local-area networks consisting of multiple token rings interconnected through bridges. To achieve high throughput, bridges perform only a very simple routing and store-and-forward function, but are not involved in error- or flow-control. In case of congestion, bridges discard arriving frames which will be recovered through an appropriate end-to-end protocol between the communicating stations. The end-to-end protocol considered is the IEEE 802. 2 Type-2 Logical-Link-Control (LLC) protocol. Extensive simulations show that performance can be severely degraded if in such a network, the LLC protocol is employed as defined today. Therefore, we suggest an enhancement to this protocol in the form of a dynamic flow-control algorithm.

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01 Dec 1987

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