A Carrier Sense Multiple Access Protocol for Local Networks

  title={A Carrier Sense Multiple Access Protocol for Local Networks},
  author={Simon S. Lam},
  journal={Computer Networks},
A consequence of bursty traffic in computer communications is that among a large population of network users, at any one time only a small number of them have data to send (ready users). In this environment, the performance of an access protocol for a broadcast network depends mainly upon how quickly one of the ready users can be identified and given sole access to the shared channel. The relative merits of the access protocols of polling, probing and carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) with… CONTINUE READING
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