April 1985 | NTIA Technical Report TR-85-174

Local Network Assessment

Donald V. Glen

Abstract: Local networks, related standards activities of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Project 802, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and other elements are presented. These elements include 1) technology choices such as topology, transmission media, and access protocols; 2) descriptions of standards for the 802 local area networks (LAN1s); high speed local networks (HSLN1s) and military specification local networks; and 3) intra- and internetworking using bridges and gateways with protocols conforming to the framework of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The convergence of LAN/PBX technology is also described.

Keywords: Broadband; Open Systems Interconnection (OSI); baseband; carrier sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD); high-speed local network (HSLN); IEEE project 802; internetworking; intranetworking; local networks; local area networks (LAN); private branch exchange (PBX); token bus; token ring

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