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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Summary Points

  • LANE enables systems that have ATM NICs and are connected to ATM switches to emulate a conventional LAN.

  • LANE enables Ethernet or Token Ring systems connected to ordinary hubs and switches to interact with ATM systems as if they all belong to a conventional LAN.

  • LANE makes it possible for existing network protocols and network applications to run on top of ATM without making changes to any of the software.

  • An emulated LAN (ELAN) is made up of computers, routers, and bridges that have ATM interfaces and are connected to ATM switches.

  • An ATM NIC has a 6-byte MAC LAN address.

  • A conventional LAN switch that also has an ATM interface is called a LANE proxy because it relays traffic between the LANE environment and normal LAN systems. ...

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