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A new topology discovery protocol for multi-ring interconnected resilient packet rings
Author(s): Yuli Zhou; Qingji Zeng; Zhengfu Zhao; Zhizhong Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) is an emerging network architecture and technology designed to meet the requirements of packet-based metropolitan area network (MAN). IEEE 802.17 RPR Draft Standard[1] defines RPR dual-ring topology discovery protocol. In this paper, we propose a new RPR multi-ring interconnected network. RPR multi-ring interconnected network has better resource availability and better bandwidth utilization than RPR dual-ring topology. So how to extend RPR dual-ring topology to RPR multi-ring interconnected network really deserves our attention. RPR multi-ring network is formed by decreasing the scale of standard RPR and interconnecting several small scale standard RPR rings together through cross-stations. The new topology discovery algorithm uses the method of multi-layer subnet topology discovery in clockwise implemented by the multi-ring automatic topology discovery module in cross-station’s MAC control layer. Furthermore, we bring forward the unit structure of tree-like bi-direction list and of topology information list. The paper mainly contains the two parts: RPR standard topology discovery algorithm and RPR multi-ring interconnected topology discovery algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5282, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications, (15 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.523820
Show Author Affiliations
Yuli Zhou, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Qingji Zeng, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhengfu Zhao, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Zhizhong Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5282:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications
S. J. Ben Yoo; Kwok-wai Cheung; Yun-Chur Chung; Guangcheng Li, Editor(s)

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