<networking> Conversion of an Internet address into the corresponding physical address (Ethernet address). This is usually done using Address Resolution Protocol.
The resolver is a library routine and a set of processes which converts hostnames into Internet addresses, though this process in not usually referred to as resolution. See DNS.
Last updated: 1996-04-09
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