A system for stripping frames transmitted by a station on a token ring network is disclosed. During operation of the system, the station receives a grant of permission to transmit onto the network. In an example embodiment, the grant of permission is a token. After receipt of the grant of permission to transmit, the station transmits one or more frames onto the network. The station counts the number of frames transmitted onto the network. The count of frames transmitted onto the network is the `frame count`. Upon transmission of the frames, the station stops forwarding frames received from the network, thus removing received frames from the network. Removing received frames from the network is referred to as `stripping`. Following transmission of the information frames, the station counts the number of frames stripped from the network. The count of frames stripped from the network is the `strip count`. When the strip count equals the frame count, the station terminates stripping. In an example embodiment, the system is used in a bridge station, the bridge station connecting a first network with a second network.
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