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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Examples of FC-4 Fibre Channel Use

The subsections that follow sketch the way that two upper-layer services are mapped onto an underlying fibre channel network. The examples are

  • Transmission of IP and ARP over fibre channel

  • SCSI over fibre channel

Encapsulation of IP Datagrams

In the world of TCP/IP, a user identifies a host by a name such as www.yahoo.com. The user's computer gets the host's IP address from a directory server that maps names to IP addresses.

The destination IP address is placed into the header of every datagram sent to the destination host. An IP datagram is delivered to a destination that is attached to a LAN by wrapping the datagram in a frame addressed to the destination MAC address:

  • If the source and destination are ...

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