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Layer 2 ATM security issues

I'm looking for any information which discusses ATM Layer 2 security issues. Can a case be made that proves significant isolation between Layer 2 and Layer 3 (IP)?
The leading industry organization for ATM networking is the ATM Forum, which operates a Web site at www.atmforum.org. If you visit their library there, and search it on "Layer 2 security" you will some useful information on the subject. You may also find some useful information on this topic in their white papers and case studies. Also, one of Dr. Raj Jain's grad students (Jain is a reigning expert on ATM topics) recently posted a great survey paper on this subject at http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~jain/cis788-97/atm_security/index.htm.

Most implementations of IP over ATM provide significant isolation between Layer 2 cells and Layer 3 (IP and related networking protocols) anyway. I don't see much discussion on this topic in a brief survey of the literature, at any rate.

This was last published in November 2001

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