"If you use a network that is based on ATM, or have an ATM
network being installed near you, you've probably wondered what
Linux support is available and what you can do with it. The ATM
support for Linux has at last been integrated into the standard
kernel and will be a key feature of the 2.4 series Linux
"The "ATM on Linux" project has been running steadily since 1995
under the leadership of Werner Almesberger. It was originally
developed as a research and teaching resource for the Laboratoire
de Réseaux de Communication (LRC) of the École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Significant contributions have been made by the Finnish Tampere
University of Technology, the University of Kansas, and a number of
"The Linux ATM support is a combination of kernel drivers and
userspace utilities and daemon programs. Any code warranting high
performance is kernel based, while anything complex and called
infrequently has been left in userspace."
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