Medium Access Control ⇝

Media Access Control

<networking> (MAC) The lower sublayer of the OSI data link layer. The interface between a node's Logical Link Control and the network's physical layer. The MAC differs for various physical media.

See also MAC Address, Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, token ring.

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Last updated: 1996-01-29

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