A universal scaling principle for ATM based connectionless servers

  • Christian M. Winkler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1044)


The Direct Connectionless Service in B-ISDN makes use of servers to supply the datagram routing function. An economical service provision requires servers which are extendable. Therefore, a generic and universal scaling principle, that can be applied to the existing, non scalable servers is essential. This paper first determines the relevant properties of such a scaling principle. Following, a new modular approach is presented. The key component of the architecture is a Packet Distribution Unit, that forwards the incoming packets from the network to the appropriate server modules.


Overlay Network Server Module Forwarding Table Aggregate Traffic Packet Stream 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian M. Winkler
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für KommunikationsnetzeTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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