Linux Networking/Token Ring

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Token Ring[edit | edit source]

Token ring device names are `tr0', `tr1' etc. Token Ring is an IBM standard LAN protocol that avoids collisions by providing a mechanism that allows only one station on the LAN the right to transmit at a time. A `token' is held by one station at a time and the station holding the token is the only station allowed to transmit. When it has transmitted its data it passes the token onto the next station. The token loops amongst all active stations, hence the name `Token Ring'.

Kernel Compile Options:

            Network device support  --->
                    [*] Network device support
                    [*] Token Ring driver support
                    < > IBM Tropic chipset based adaptor support

Configuration of token ring is identical to that of ethernet with the exception of the network device name to configure.