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bus network

<networking> A network in which all nodes are connected to a single wire (the bus). The two endpoints will have a terminator. Bus networks typically use CSMA/CD techniques to determine which node transmits data on the wire at any given time.

Examples are Ethernet 10Base2 and 10Base5 networks.

See also star network, ring network.

(1999-11-28)

 


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