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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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LAN Emulation Clients

One of the important functions that LANE performs is to hide the underlying ATM layers from the higher protocol layers. This is done by a special device driver that is called a LAN Emulation Client (LEC) or a LANE Client.

See Figure 21.4 shows the location of the LANE Client in an endpoint system's protocol stack. The higher-layer protocol software sends and receives data using send and receive calls that are part of a standard library of Ethernet or Token Ring device driver calls.

Figure 21.4. A LAN Emulation Client in an endpoint system.

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There are LANE Client device drivers for every major operating system. ...

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