SAFENET II - The Navy's FDDI-Based Computer Network Standard
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The SAFENET II Survivable Adaptable Fiber Optic Embedded Network standard is a seven layer profile which is being developed for use in Navy computer networks. SAFENET II employs the ANSI FDDI standard as its physical and data link layers. The profile also included protocols from OSI and MAP, as well as the emerging Xpress Transfer Protocol XTP. The SAFENET II profile is broken down into three protocol suites OSI, lightweight, and combined. Any of these suites may be implemented depending on the system requirements. The SAFENET II physical topology is adapted from the FDDI standard, and includes the use of bypass switches for enhanced reliability. SAFENET II provides many network survivability features to the system integrator.
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