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Research and embedded implementation of Layer 3 switch
Author(s): Jin Song; Zijing Cheng
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Paper Abstract

In the internetworking world, switches and routers have been deployed for workgroup and enterprise connectivity. In the past, switches mainly operated at Layer 2 (they were extensions of bridges), while routers were clearly Layer3 devices. Recently, the line has blurred and switches operating at Layer 3 are becoming more popular. This paper explains the Linux Bridge, Layer 2 Switches, Virtual LAN (VLAN) and Layer 3 Switches. The flow chart of Layer 3 switches and working routine related to Layer 3 switch technology were investigated in detail. This paper presents a new method to implement layer 3 switching that is entirely accomplished in software and is embedded implemented by code transplanting based on PowerPC 460GT platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7651, International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009, 765137 (3 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855740
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Jin Song, Space Star Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Zijing Cheng, Space Star Technology Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7651:
International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009

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