Accession Number:

ADA143446

Title:

IBM's Token-Ring LAN (Local-Area Network) -- A Base-Level Communications Solution

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This document reviews the computer revolution and information explosion within the Air Force and their part in increased data communications requirements. It investigates the local-area network topologies for capabilities and characteristics that are advantageous in a CONUS, non-secure, base-level configuration. Focused upon are the bus and ring topologies. Then a closer examination is made of a hybrid star-ring local area network LAN utilizing a token-access control mechanism. This LAN, as proposed by IBM, is seen to have superior maintainability, reliability, and flexibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE