An ATM Interface with Facilities for Traffic Generation and Monitoring

Tripp, Gerald (1995) An ATM Interface with Facilities for Traffic Generation and Monitoring. Technical report. UKC, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper describes an ATM interface with additional facilities to also allow it to act as both a traffic monitor and traffic source. High resolution timing is provided to enable all received cells to be time stamped on arrival and the information passed back to the user. For transmission, a cell has an associated target transmission time and the transmit hardware will block the head of the transmit queue until the target transmit time is reached. This interface is intended to serve two purposes: as a conventional interface for ATM based projects and also as a piece of test equipment to act as a traffic source or monitor (or both) for use in experiments on ATM network performance. As a conventional interface, the control over transmit time for individual cells gives facilities for implementation of traffic shaping schemes. As a piece of test equipment, the control over precise transmit times and the recording of cell receive times allow accurate measurements to be made on network performance which would not be possible with a conventional interface.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 19:21
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 03:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21272 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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