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Performance Analysis of Two Different Algorithms for Ethernet-FDDI Interconnection
June 1994 (vol. 5 no. 6)
pp. 614-629

Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) local area networks (LAN's) are used either ashigh-speed links between computers and peripherals, or as backbones for lower-speedLAN's, such as Ethernet and Token Ring. The availability of such a high-speed channel will lead to the implementation of high-performance distributed environments spread over a wider area than that allowed by commonly used LAN's. The performance of suchdistributed environments will strongly depend on that of the interconnecting devices. Inthis paper, two different algorithms for packet filtering are discussed, referring to bridgesinterconnecting Ethernet LAN's to FDDI backbones. Algorithm performance is comparedwith respect to 1) the traffic increase produced on a local Ethernet, and 2) the maximumallowed traffic on remote Ethernets.

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Index Terms:
Index Termslocal area networks; FDDI; LAN interconnection; performance evaluation; Ethernet-FDDI interconnection; Fiber Distributed Data Interface; FDDI; local area networks; LAN's; packet filtering; distributed environments; traffic increase; algorithm performance; LAN interconnection; performance analysis; address filtering
G. Bucci, A. Del Bimbo, S. Santini, "Performance Analysis of Two Different Algorithms for Ethernet-FDDI Interconnection," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 614-629, June 1994, doi:10.1109/71.285607
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