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MPOA: Multi Protocol Over ATM
The Multi Protocol Over ATM (MPOA) deals with the efficient transfer of inter-subnet unicast data in a LANE environment. MPOA integrates LANE and NHRP to preserve the benefits of LAN Emulation, while allowing inter-subnet, internetwork layer protocol communication over ATM VCCs without requiring routers in the data path. MPOA provides a framework for effectively synthesizing bridging and routing with ATM in an environment of diverse protocols, network technologies and IEEE 802.1 virtual LANs.