ATM LANE Protocol Elements

This section describes the major elements that are used in the LANE protocol, including

  • Private ATM addresses

  • ATM address initialization via the Integrated Local Management Interface (ILMI)

  • The format of LANE data frames

  • The functions and format of the control frames that are used in the LANE protocols

Private ATM addresses and ILMI are general ATM protocol elements that are used both outside of and within LANE environments.

The section also includes a trace of a LAN Emulation Ethernet frame.

ATM Addresses

Several formats are defined for ATM addresses, but they all have one trait in common: They are hierarchical. For example, global telephone numbers that identify a country, region, and subscriber number are used ...

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