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ABSTRACT
<p><b>Abstract</b>—Recently, DQDB (IEEE 802.6) MAN has been proposed as a component of Personal Communication Networks, in which base stations of wireless infrastructures are connected by a number of DQDBs which in turn are connected via bridges. We propose a protocol for call setup and path migration in a cluster of DQDBs. The protocol uses a link-state-like routing method for path selection and a source-routing-based scheme for path establishment. In addition, we propose a labeling scheme that makes it possible to carry the path information needed by the source routing protocol in a single 53-octet DQDB slot. Without such a labeling scheme, source routing would be inefficient for our purpose.</p>
INDEX TERMS
DQDB, isochronous channels, routing, path migration, call setup.
CITATION

T. Lai and X. Dong, "An Efficient Protocol for Call Setup and Path Migration in IEEE 802.6 Based Personal Communication Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 46, no. , pp. 326-336, 1997.
doi:10.1109/12.580428
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