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LAN Emulation


A standard paradigm for integrating legacy LANs and applications transparently with ATM networks. As specified by the ATM Forum, it is a standard implementation for making edge devices appear as though they were attached to a LAN. An emulated LAN has all of the benefits (and weaknesses) of the traditional LANs they are emulating. Currently only Ethernet and Token Ring LAN Emulation are specified. 3Com, and most other vendors, are implementing Ethernet LAN Emulation first.

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