A reliable and parallel double-ring FDDI metropolitan area network

Maria C. Yuang*, Nai Bin Hsu

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Abstract

The authors present a reliable double-ring metropolitan area network architecture, called DORFMAN, based on an enhanced Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) protocol. DORFMAN is composed of two local ring networks interconnected via two monitors. The two monitors are used to perform simple routing and error recovery logic as well as mode transitions of DORFMAN. There are three modes defined in DORFMAN: local, global, and transition modes. During the local mode, DORFMAN allows double rings to operate in parallel. During the global mode, DORFMAN behaves as an FDDI network. Modes are dynamically switched between local and global modes on a demand basis. The bandwidth waste resulting from the transition of modes has been reduced to a minimum. Performance analysis and simulation results show that with a reasonable degree of locality assumed, twice the throughput of an FDDI network can be achieved in DORFMAN. An error recovery scheme for DORFMAN is addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'92
Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference on Computer Communications
Pages352-362
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1992
Event11th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, INFOCOM'92 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 May 19928 May 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Conference

Conference11th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, INFOCOM'92
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period6/05/928/05/92

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    Yuang, M. C., & Hsu, N. B. (1992). A reliable and parallel double-ring FDDI metropolitan area network. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'92: The Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 352-362). [263565] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.1992.263565