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Issue 7 • Date Sep 1989

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  • VLSI implementations of communication protocols-a survey

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1082 - 1090
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (17)
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    Several protocol controllers for the IEEE 802 local area networks are surveyed and some characteristics for classifying them are given. Some case studies from these controllers are given as illustrations. Two new developments-the protocol engine and the programmable protocol engine-are also described. The protocol engine, currently under development, implements a new protocol called XTP which perf... View full abstract»

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  • A communications interface for systems application architecture

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1073 - 1081
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    The requirements for program-to-program communication that prompted the creation of the communications interface for IBM's Systems Application Architecture (SAA), the considerations that went into the design of its function, and the basic concepts of the interface are discussed. An example of two programs using the Communications Interface is also included. The authors conclude that the evolving S... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of modern high-performance switching techniques

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1091 - 1103
    Cited by:  Papers (187)  |  Patents (33)
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    A survey of high-performance switch fabric architectures which incorporate fast packet switching as their underlying switching technique to handle various traffic types is presented. A descriptive overview of the major activities in this rapidly evolving field of telecommunications is given. The switch fabrics are classified into the following categories: banyan and buffered banyan-based fabrics, ... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of FDDI: the fiber distributed data interface

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1043 - 1051
    Cited by:  Papers (129)  |  Patents (35)
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    Updating earlier efforts in previously published work, the author presents an overview of fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) technology and explores the basis for its success. Particular emphasis is placed on the technical specifications for an upwards-compatible version of FDDI, FDDI-II, which adds the capability for circuit-switched services to the packet services of the basic FDDI, thus cr... View full abstract»

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  • Network management architectures and protocols: problems and approaches

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1104 - 1114
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (3)
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    Key areas of agreement and disagreement in the network management community are presented using the evolving open systems interconnection network management architecture as an informal guide. A key observation is that the open-networking community has apparently settled on a management model that places management information base (MIB) on each network node and manages these MIBs remotely with app... View full abstract»

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  • ASN.1 and ROS: the impact of X.400 on OSI

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1060 - 1072
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    The author describes the two major supporting elements of X.400, abstract syntax notation one (ASN.1) and remote operations (ROS). Their history, their impact upon open systems interconnection (OSI) to date, and speculation on their future importance are discussed. Built-in types, type constructors, subtype constructors, and tags for ASN.1 are presented. Error types, notation, bind and unbind oper... View full abstract»

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  • Networking of networks: interworking according to OSI

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1131 - 1142
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (5)
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    The formal method of interworking networks in accordance with the overall open systems interconnection (OSI) effort being pursued by both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) is described. The problem is introduced, the applicable OSI concepts are defined, and the basic architectural model for interwor... View full abstract»

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  • Data transport in a byte stream network

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1020 - 1033
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (2)
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    A transport layer protocol optimized for use in a byte stream network is presented in detail. A protocol engine for Datakit networks, the universal receiver, that responds to commands which are embedded in the incoming byte stream is discussed. Various ways in which a transmitter might communicate with a universal receiver and some of the performance consequences of this transport layer design are... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing OSI systems

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1115 - 1130
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    The correct and efficient implementation of complete open systems interconnection systems comprising the specified multiple layers of complex protocols is discussed. Also examined are the specification, design, and implementation issues and approaches at two levels: the realization of the individual protocols; and the construction of complete multilayer communication systems. The design of a multi... View full abstract»

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  • File transfer protocols

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1052 - 1059
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
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    The approach taken by earlier file transfer protocols and the design decisions resulting from them are discussed. A brief review of the history of file transfer protocols and the development of the concepts on which they rely is given. References are made to the seminal protocol descriptions, although not to all subsequent updates of the protocols concerned. The modeling of filestores and file str... View full abstract»

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  • Conformance evaluation methodology and protocol testing

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1143 - 1158
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    A survey of recent developments in conformance evaluation methodology is presented, including test architectures and a test language which are destined to become international standards, test generation methodology, and application of formal description techniques to several facets of testing. Gaps between theory and current practice are noted. Unresolved problems and some opportunities for additi... View full abstract»

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  • ISDN protocols for connection control

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 1034 - 1042
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (9)
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    The technical details of the integrated services digital network (ISDN) access protocols for connection control are described. These protocols are the ISDN physical layer, link layer, and layer 3, which are documented in International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) Recommendations I.430, I.441, and I.451, respectively. Other work that supports or enhances these protocols is... View full abstract»

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications focuses on all telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation.

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