"Virtual Source/Virtual Destination (VS/VD): Design Considerations," ATM Forum/96-1759, December 1996

The ABR service specification allows a switch to act like a virtual destination as well as a virtual source. The switch divides an ABR connection into separately controlled ABR segments. However the coupling between the two adjacent ABR control segments is implementation specific. We study the issues in designing such a coupling between ABR segments and list a variety of implementation options. Only a small subset of the implementation options are viable. We present simulation results to support our arguments.

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Design Considerations for the Virtual Source/Virtual Destination (VS/VD)

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