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The authors review the differences between two media access control (MAC) bridge algorithms for local area networks (LANs) currently being specified by the IEEE 802 Standards Committee. They are the IEEE 802.5 Source Routing Scheme and the IEEE 802.1 Transparent Spanning Tree Scheme. A brief summary of the two schemes, along with the relevant technical(More)
The authors discuss the technical ramifications involved in the choice between interconnecting local area networks with a layer 3 (ISO network layer) versus layer 2 (ISO data link layer) approach, that is, routers versus bridges. They consider the distinction between two layers and define routers and bridges. They then argue the case for each. They conclude(More)
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