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Multi-Token Frame Formats and Protocol for Token Ring

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037052D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bunkofske, RC Johnson, JM Ramler, MR Rocke, JA Udupa, DKR Van Hove, TL [+details]

Abstract

A multi-token frame format and protocol speeds up a token ring. For high data rates, single-token protocol results in poor ring utilization. Multi-token protocol ensures better utilization. This also ensures that more than one station is able to do data transmission simultaneously.