Careful protocols or how to use highly reliable networks

D. Mosberger, L. L. Peterson

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Abstract

The motivation for the work presented in this paper stems from the observation that optical token-ring networks have bit-error rates that are low enough to be negligible for all but the most demanding applications. We define the notion of careful protocols that attempt to benefit from the reliability of such networks. Although it might seem trivial to implement protocols in the presence of a reliable network, a closer look reveals that this is not at all true. In essence, while protocols based on unreliable networks have to worry recovering from lost packets, careful protocols have to worry about flow-control. This is work in progress, and as such, incomplete. However, first results appear to show that it might be worthwhile to use careful protocols over networks with high reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages80-84
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0818640006, 9780818640001
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event4th IEEE Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993 - Napa, United States
Duration: Oct 14 1993Oct 15 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993

Conference

Conference4th IEEE Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityNapa
Period10/14/9310/15/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Mosberger, D., & Peterson, L. L. (1993). Careful protocols or how to use highly reliable networks. In Proceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993 (pp. 80-84). [348168] (Proceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Workstation Operating Systems, WWOS 1993). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WWOS.1993.348168