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configurations field

The configuration field is used in 802.12 training packets instead of the length field known from Ethernet. It corresponds in its length of 2 bytes to the length field, but the configuration information is contained in the first four bits. These are a cascading bit that indicates the configuration of the hub, the promiscuity bit, the bridge bit, and a format bit that indicates whether the end node uses 802.3 or 802.5 packets.

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Englisch: configurations field
Updated at: 15.06.2009
#Words: 68
Links: configuration (CFG), field, length field (LTH), Ethernet, information
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