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LAN emulation client (ATM) (LEC)

The specifications for LAN-LAN connections defined by the ATM Forum are called LAN Emulation.

The LAN Emulation Client( LEC) defines the implementation of this function set in a LAN end device and thereby forms an interface for LAN emulation towards the ATM network.

Every terminal device that wants to communicate via an emulated LAN must have a LAN Emulation Client. This is usually a program that runs on the end device and maps the LAN adapter card to the ATM end system in software. Since each adapter card in a LAN has a MAC address, the emulated LAN adapter card must be assigned a MAC address in the ATM end system. This means that an ATM end system has both an ATM address and a MAC address.

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Englisch: LAN emulation client (ATM) - LEC
Updated at: 03.03.2008
#Words: 127
Links: local area network (LAN), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), light-emitting electrochemical cell (LEC), implementation, interface (I/F)
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