Enhanced address resolution in a multi-LAN Ethernet communications system

Parr, G. P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9365-9132 (1988) Enhanced address resolution in a multi-LAN Ethernet communications system. Computer Journal, 31 (4). pp. 296-303. ISSN 1460-2067

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Executing a protocol P, a sending host S decides, through P's routing mechanism, that it wants to transmit to a target host T located somewhere on a connected piece of 10 Mbit Ethernet cable which conforms to IEEE 802.3. To actually transmit the Ethernet packet a 48-bit Ethernet/hardware address must be generated. The addresses assigned to hosts within protocol P are not always compatible with the corresponding Ethernet address (being different address space byte orderings or values). A protocol is presented which allows dynamic distribution of the information required to build tables that translate a host's address in protocol P's address space into a 48 bit Ethernet address. An extension is incorporated to allow such a protocol to be flexible enough to exist in a Transparent Bridge, or generic Host. The capability of the Bridge to detect host reboot conditions in a multi-LAN environment is also discussed, emphasising particularly the effect on channel bandwidth. To illustrate the operation of the protocol mechanisms, the ARPA Internet Protocol (IP) is used as a benchmark.6, 8* An introduction to Address Resolution is presented, followed by a discussion of a reboot detection process.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cyber Security Privacy and Trust Laboratory
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:36
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 08:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60134
DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/31.4.296

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