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Performance of LAN token passing protocol under asymmetric traffic loads

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3 Author(s)
Senior, J.M. ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Manchester Polytech., UK ; Higginbottom, G.N. ; Ryley, A.

The nature of the traffic offered to a token passing LAN is shown to be a significant factor affecting the mean delay against traffic throughput performance. A novel asymmetric traffic model with an exponential load distribution is presented, and its effects on the LAN performance are investigated using computer simulation.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 24 )