Netprog: OSI Reference Model
Multiaccess vs. Point-to-pointMultiaccess vs. Point-to-point
Multiaccess means shared medium.Multiaccess means shared medium.
– many end-systems share the same physicalmany end-systems share the same physicalcommunication resources (communication resources (
wire, frequency, ...)wire, frequency, ...)
– There must be some arbitration mechanism.There must be some arbitration mechanism.
– only 2 systems involvedonly 2 systems involved – no doubt about where data came from !no doubt about where data came from !