Accession Number : ADA266133


Title :   Reliability Analysis for FDDI Dual Homing Networks


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Nguyen, Gam D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266133.pdf


Report Date : 07 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is a high-speed, fiber-optic token network consisting of two counter-rotating rings. In addition to the fault tolerant level provided by the dual rings, the reliability of an FDDI network is enhanced by the use of station bypass switches or concentrators (CONs). A station equipped by a bypass switch is switched out of the ring when the station experiments a power failure. A CON facilitates the connection of stations to the ring and also switches out of the ring any faulty station connected to it. The use of reliable CONs to interconnect stations is the heart of the dual homing configuration.


Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , *LOCAL AREA NETWORKS , TEST AND EVALUATION , INTERFACES , DUAL MODE , HOMING , RELIABILITY , NETWORKS , FIBER OPTICS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE