Multi-Station Point-To-Point Protocol
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
For security reasons, many customers duplicate their data processing centers and want to establish between these two centers high speed communications in the range of several megabits per second. Generally, several processors are located in location A and several processors are located in location B. The requirement is that any processor can communicate with any other one located in the same location or in a remote location. A solution to this problem is proposed here. In location A, several processors A1 to An are connected to a loop in such a way that any processor A can communicate with any processor A. On top of that, the loop is connected through the modem M and the high speed link to a multi-drop line in the remote location B. On the multi-drop line are connected the processors B1 to Bn.