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[RPRWG] MAC Question

I am following the .17 group from afar, but I have a question:

Is it acceptable for each node in the ring to buffer up an entire packet
before forwarding it to its neighbor?  Would the latency be to great if this
were done?  Or is the .17 direction more along the lines of 802.5 where only
a few bits in each ring node are buffered...just enough to detect a token
and set a bit to claim it.


Ray Zeisz
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