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Token Ring (IEEE 802.5)

Token Ring is a local area networking technology originally devised by IBM. It has largely been replaced by Ethernet, but some Token Ring installations still exist.

It is specified by various IEEE 802.5 specifications.

Token Ring sends network packets from the sending host to one (Unicast) or more (Multicast/Broadcast) receiving hosts.

Information how to capture on a Token Ring network can be found at the CaptureSetup/TokenRing page.


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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

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The Token Ring dissector is fully functional.

Preference Settings

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Example capture file

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Display Filter

A complete list of Token Ring display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference for Token Ring and display filter reference for Token Ring Media Access Control

Capture Filter


TokenRing (last edited 2008-04-12 17:51:24 by localhost)