[ih] Internet-history Digest, Vol 10, Issue 34

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Thu Jul 23 09:35:30 PDT 2020

On 7/23/2020 9:31 AM, John Shoch via Internet-history wrote:
> "Yes, if a
> ring breaks or is just unplugged, you lose control.  And to regenerate the
> control token, you may have to repeatedly resolve, oh, a collision!  Sigh.]

When Dave showed me an card for the Irvine Ring, he explained that 
something like a quarter (or was it a third?) of the real-estate was 
taken up by token initialization... which used a contention-based scheme.


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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