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Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- To: johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- From: Alexander Else <aelse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 23 19:06:57 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
At 17:44 23/09/2000 +1100, you wrote:
How about having the nodes in a cycle, where each one transmits, after
which the next one either transmits data or a "I'm here but no data
to transmit", so the next one could.
Are there drivers to perform this ? What would be involved in writing
such drivers ?
What you're describing is basically token ring. I don't know of ethernet
drivers or cards that support this, but then I'm hardly the authoritative
source :) Switches, bridges and routers are all affordable and will work
to increase the number of broadcast domains and reduce the saturation of
each segment. This is probably what you'd be wanting to do in a situation
where utilisation is becoming a problem.