Walt Haas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
14 Mar 88 20:36:29 GMT
In article <20778@amdcad.AMD.COM>, charlie@amdcad.AMD.COM (Charlie Slater) writes:
> ISN provides sophisticated routing for all of its digital
> services except the Ethernet bridge. Like Vitalink's, AT&T's
> bridge mixes (internal) network address resolution with routing.
> There is no reason a "disconnected" polygon (e.g. a
> dog-leg) cannot be used for network address resolution and a
> closed polygon used for transferring data over the shortest path
> once addressing has been resolved. Like Vitalink, AT&T just did
> not bother. If you understand this, you can skip the next four
Vitalink's new software release does exactly what you suggest.
Furthermore the Vitalink software now interoperates with DEC
LANbridges to form a unified spanning tree for routing. Call
Mike Coker at Vitalink and ask him to explain it to you.
Cheers -- Walt Haas email@example.com utah-cs!haas
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