Word:

network segment

(networking)network segment - A part of an Ethernet or other network, on which all message traffic is common to all nodes, i.e. it is broadcast from one node on the segment and received by all others. This is normally because the segment is a single continuous conductor, though it may include repeaters(?).

Since all nodes share the physical medium, collision detection or some other protocol is required to determine whether a message was transmitted without interference from other nodes. The receiving node inspects the destination address of a packet to tell if it was (one of) the intended recipient(s).

Communication between nodes on different segments is via one or more routers.
Browse
Network Information Center
Network Information Service
Network Information System
network interface card
network interface controller
network layer
network layer reachability information
network management
network meltdown
Network News Transfer Protocol
Network Node Interface
network number
Network Operating System
Network Operations Center
network programming
network redirector
-- network segment --
Network Solutions, Inc.
Network Termination
Network Time Protocol
network topology
network transparency
network, the
networking
networklike
NetX
Neufchatel
Neumann
Neurad
Neural
neural arch
neural net
neural nets
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy