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address resolution

<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.

(1996-04-09)

 


Nearby terms: addressee addressing mode address mask address resolution Address Resolution Protocol address space Address Strobe
 

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