Packet transmission of speech
Digital loop switch for controlling data information having differing transmission characteristics
Method for the transmission of data packets
Collision avoiding system, apparatus and protocol for a multiple access digital communications system including variable length packets
Local network interface with control processor & DMA controller for coupling data processing stations to common serial communications medium
Speech packet switching method and device
Timed token ring
ApplicationNo. 06/887477 filed on 07/21/1986
US Classes:709/232, Computer-to-computer data transfer regulating370/238, Least cost or minimum delay routing370/253, Measurement of flow rate of messages having an address header370/445, Carrier sense multiple access (CSMA)370/452, On ring or loop370/470, Frame length370/473, Transmission of a single message having multiple packets709/224, Computer network monitoring709/233Transfer speed regulating
ExaminersPrimary: Lall, P. S.
Assistant: Mattson, Brian M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04L 12/56 (20060101)
AbstractA distributed control apparatus and method is disclosed to maintain the network stability in a packet switching local area network under changing traffic load conditions, by controlling the size of the packets transmitted by each node. The invention monitors the present information flow rate in the network and computes an average packet length which it then uses to adjust the size of the variable length data field in each message frame. In this manner, network flow control can be achieved without forcing data terminals connected to the nodes of the network to adjust their speed. The invention is applicable to a wide variety of local area network protocols for both ring and bus architectures.