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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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LAN Emulation Servers

Three special emulation servers are used to help LAN Emulation clients mimic the behavior of connectionless LAN systems:

  • The first (the configuration server) is like the principal of an elementary school, who assigns each incoming student to a classroom (an ELAN).

  • The second (the LANE Server) is like the classroom teacher, who takes attendance and keeps track of everyone who is there. This teacher (like a LAN Emulation Server) has got everybody's number.

  • The third (the broadcaster) is a gossip. Tell him something, and everybody else will know it immediately.

More formally, the three servers are the

  • LAN Emulation Configuration Server or LANE Configuration Server (LECS)— Assigns a LAN Emulation Client to a specific emulated ...

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