An Evaluation of High Speed Local Area Network Access Mechanisms

  • M. Zafirović-Vukotić
  • I. G. Niemegeers
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 130)


In this paper we evaluate the merits of a range of access mechanisms (AMs) in the context of HSLANs. Performance measures and qualitative criteria are stated. A selection of AMs is made and a comparative performance analysis of DAMA, the Cambridge ring and FDDI protocols is given. Attention is paid in particular to system efficiency.


Packet Delay System Utilization Access Mechanism Cable Length Workload Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Zafirović-Vukotić
    • 1
  • I. G. Niemegeers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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