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Designing of data link layer for virtual bus architecture

Hassan, R. and Irvine, J. and Glover, I.A. (2007) Designing of data link layer for virtual bus architecture. In: 9th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, 2007-02-12 - 2007-02-14.

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Abstract

This paper presents a new data link layer design for the virtual bus architecture. The virtual bus architecture is a hierarchical access network offering a broadcast capability for data and signalling. We illustrate a multiple access protocol (MAP) with generic frame procedure (GFP) for transmitting IP network protocol datagram over SDH/SONET. The protocol adds multiterminal access capability to an inherently point-to-point link. This is a novel method for transmitting MAP with GFP. It enables the design of seamless networking environments using SDH/SONET as the transmission medium for metropolitan area network. The new frame mapping protocol is known as virtual bus transport (VBT).