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Author Grossman, D.B.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1991
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Social sciences ♦ Commerce, communications & transportation ♦ Communications; telecommunication
Subject Keyword Frame relay ♦ Protocols ♦ Packet switching ♦ Standardization ♦ Computer aided manufacturing ♦ Switching circuits ♦ Data engineering ♦ Resource management ♦ Asynchronous transfer mode ♦ Computer networks
Abstract The author provides an overview of frame relay services and technology. Their evolution and standardization are described. Frame relay is a technology for access to wide area networks. The frame relay protocol operates at a sublayer of the data link layer, which provides the minimum functionality needed to take advantage of the statistical properties of the communication. Unlike preexisting protocol suites in use in general topology subnetworks, it also performs relaying, and multiplexing at this sublayer. Other data link layer functions are provided only in systems connected to the edges of the frame relay subnetwork. Protocol architecture, syntax, and procedures are discussed, using a layered approach to describe the interactions of the various protocols. The broad implications of statistical resource sharing in frame relay are considered. Particular attention is given to the advantages of using fast packet technologies (e.g. ATM) in support of frame relay for transmission and switching.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Codex Corp., Mansfield, MA, USA (Grossman, D.B.)
ISBN 0818621338
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-03-27
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 708.46 kB
Page Count 7
Starting Page 539
Ending Page 545


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library