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alignment error

Alignment errors occur in Ethernet networks according to IEEE 802.3 when the total number of bits of a received frame cannot be divided by eight. Alignment errors can be caused by faulty components or collisions in which the data packet was damaged. They can also be caused by a program error.

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Englisch: alignment error
Updated at: 17.06.2011
#Words: 49
Links: Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, frame, data packet, program
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