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Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- To: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- From: Ken Yap <ken@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Sep 24 09:26:32 2000
- Reply-to: ken@xxxxxxxxxx (Ken Yap)
>Present ethernets, from what I understand, transmit on demand and
>perform a random timeout in the event of collision. This means
More precisely, random timeouts chosen from exponentially increasing
>throughput drops at around 60-70% utilisation (can't remember the
>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.
Congratulations, you've just reinvented token ring networks.
The reason Ethernet's collision resolution strategy isn't a big deal is
because modern networks have so much headroom. Switched Ethernet also
helps. Token rings do have the advantage of bounded delay.