Address Resolution and Location Discovery (ARLD) Protocol

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Authors Kurt Dobbins  , Tom Grant  , Dave Ruffen 
Last updated 1997-04-16
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The Address Resolution and Location Discovery (ARLD) protocol is part of the InterSwitch Message Protocol (ISMP). ISMP was designed to facilitate interswitch communication within distributed connection-oriented switching networks. The ARLD protocol is used to resolve a packet destination address when the source and destination pair of a packet does not match a known connection. It is also used to provide end-station address mobility between switches.


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