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local bridge

Local bridges connect LAN segments

as subnet coupling directly within a corporate or campus network. The connection is established via the LAN input ports and output ports of the bridge, the transmittable data rates correspond to those of the local network. If the connection is made between LAN segments with the same MAC protocols and identical data rates, the local bridge operates as a transparent coupling link; if the MAC protocols and transmission rates are different, the local bridge must have a corresponding buffer for intermediate storage of the data packets.

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Updated at: 19.04.2009
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