Data Link Provider Interface

<networking>

(DLPI) The interface that a network driver presents to the (higher level) logical link layer for driving the network at the datagram level in a Unix STREAMS environment and possibly elsewhere.

DLPI corresponds to ISO 8802/2 (LLC) which covers both connection-oriented and connectionless protocols.

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Last updated: 1996-01-29

Nearby terms:

data link levelData Link Provider InterfaceData Link Switching

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