A network transmission method that requires a node to have control of a "token" before it can send messages; typically fairer than CSMA/CD on busy networks, but more complicated to implement.
A network access method in which devices on the network pass a special sequence of bits, known as the token, from one device to the next. A device can transmit data on the network only if it is in possession of the token.
A local area network access technique in which participating stations circulate a special bit pattern that grants access to the communications pathway to any station that holds the sequence; often used in networks with a ring topology.
A network-access method in which the stations circulate a token. Stations with data to send must have the token to transmit their data. See also: token ring and token bus.
Local area network access technique in which participating stations circulate a special bit patter (the token) that grants network access to each station in sequence; often used in networks with a ring topology.
An access method in which each node must wait for a passing token to start transmission. If a "wants-to-transmit" node is passed by the token, it processes the token and starts sending packet. Other nodes compare the packet destination address with their addresses, if it matches a node's address then the node processes the token. When the process finishes, the node sends the token back to the network. Network technologies that use token passing access method are Token Ring and FDDI. Compare with contention and demand priority.
A method where each node, in turn, receives and passes on the right to use the channel. The nodes are usually configured in a logical ring.
A media-access-control strategy in which a sequence of bits known as a "token" is passed from node to node. The node that currently holds the token has control of the communication channel.
A communication medium access technique on a ring or bus network that circulates a token from node to node. When a node wants to transmit, it grabs the token and attaches an information packet to it. Only one message can be transmitted on one channel at a time, and only the node with control of the token can transmit.
A protocol that gives a terminal permission to transmit on a Token Ring LAN. A unique bit pattern, called a token, circulates around the ring from terminal to terminal. The terminal that possesses the token has permission to transmit.
A media access method that eliminates collisions and ensures that every computer gets an equal opportunity to communicate on the network. The token is continually passed around the network, and each computer can only transmit a message when it has the token.
A network access method that uses a special bit pattern called a token that gives permission to nodes to transmit data, one node at a time. Each node is allowed to transmit a message only when it has the token. If a node has no messages to transmit when it receives the token, it passes the token to the next node.
The access method used on token ring networks.
n. A method of controlling access on local area networks through the use of a special signal, called a token, that determines which station is allowed to transmit. The token, which is actually a short message, is passed from station to station around the network. Only the station with the token can transmit information. See also token bus network, token ring network. Compare collision detection, contention, CSMA/CD.
In telecommunication, token passing is a channel access method where a "token" is passed around between nodes that authorizes the node to communicate.