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ECSE-4730: Computer Communication Networks (CCN) Chapter 5:

ECSE-4730: Computer Communication Networks (CCN) Chapter 5:

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute © Shivkumar Kalvanaraman & © Biplab Sikdar 1
ECSE-4730: Computer Communication Networks (CCN)
 
Chapter 5: The Data Link Layer - 3
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman: shivkuma@ecse.rpi.eduBiplab Sikdar: sikdab@rpi.edu
http://www.ecse.rpi.edu/Homepages/shivkuma
 
 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute © Shivkumar Kalvanaraman & © Biplab Sikdar 2
Ethernet Switches - 1
layer 2 (frame)forwarding, filteringusing LAN addresses
Switching: A-to-
B and A’
-to-
B’ simultaneously, no
collisions
large number of interfaces
often: individual hosts,star-connected intoswitch
Ethernet, but nocollisions!
 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute © Shivkumar Kalvanaraman & © Biplab Sikdar 3
Ethernet Switches - 2
cut-through switching:frame forwardedfrom input to output port without awaitingfor assembly of entire frame
slight reduction in latency
combinations of shared/dedicated,10/100/1000 Mbps interfaces

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