Complete Protocol dictionary, glossary and reference
SPANS: Simple Protocol for ATM Network Signaling
Simple Protocol for ATM Network Signaling (SPANS) was developed by FORE Systems for use in ATM networks. The protocol specifies the signaling messages that are exchanged between hosts and the ATM network to perform functions such as opening and closing connections. These functions allow hosts and routers to use an ATM LAN as a subnet of a larger internet. In what
follows, the term "network" is used to refer to the network of ATM switches, and is distinct from the end systems that communicate with the network.