A new self-stabilizing bridge protocol for extended-LANs

Piotr Bielkowicz, Gerard Parr

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Various solutions to the problem of combating bridge/link failures exist, most noticeably the spanning tree algorithm (STA) by R. Perlman (1985). Solutions based on a loop detect packet were proposed by R. Perlman and G. Varghese (1988) but never presented a viable alternative to work based on the STA. A more powerful loop detect packet based algorithm is described. The problems which plagued the previous loop detect approach are dealt with, and further extensions proposed. This algorithm is for multiple port local/remote bridges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer and Communication Systems, 1990. IEEE TENCON'90., 1990 IEEE Region 10 Conference on
PublisherThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Event1990 IEEE Region 10 Conference on Computer and Communication Systems - , United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Sep 199027 Sep 1990


Conference1990 IEEE Region 10 Conference on Computer and Communication Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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