Modelling complex network solutions using SOHO class computer hardware

Krzysztof Nowicki, Adrian Ostrowski, Aurelia Poźniak, Łukasz Wrzesiński

Abstract


Article provides evaluation of capabilities to build complex networks, by modifying an Open Source driver of cheap Ethernet NICs. Methods of using logical interfaces and marking frames with IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tags are described. These methods combined with implementation of adequate algorithms in driver module provides the use of autoconfiguration and reliability techniques. Constraints of such solution are presented. Advanced computer network, providing reliability and fairness was built. It provides different traffic classes, automatic configuration of the stations and recovering from failures. In created network, efficiency of communication between neighbors matches up that of original Ethernet network.

Keywords


network; ring; network simulation; Ethernet; RPR

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21936/si2011_v32.n3A.230