This technical white paper introduces Packet
Ring networking, explains its advantages in the metro environment,
and gives some examples that illustrate applications that can make
the best use of Packet Ring technology. It also provides
information on the IEEE 802.17 RPR effort to develop an industry
standard for resilient Packet Rings, of which Riverstone Networks
is an active participant.

For more information on 10-Gigabit Ethernet,
visit the Riverstone Networks Web site.