Multiple Frame Transmission for Single Token
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
This article describes a technique which enables a station on a token ring communication system to transmit a plurality of frames without releasing a free token. Each station is fitted with a token-holding timer which is used to indicate to the transmitting station when to terminate its transmission. Also, the seventh bit in the E-delimiter is designated as the "intermediate bit." The state of the intermediate bit is used to indicate to a transmitting station when to terminate its stripping of data from the ring and go into a repeat state. Above is a sketch of the end delimiter (ED) frame. This ED is one-byte wide and forms part of the message which is transported on the ring. When the seventh bit of the ED is on, this indicates to the transmitting station that the data is the first or intermediate frame.