active monitor


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Active Monitor

(networking)
A process in an IBM token ring network which ensures a token is present on the ring, removes circulating frames with unknown or invalid destinations, and performs introductions between machines on the ring.

active monitor

The station (network adapter) that controls the token in a Token Ring network. The active monitor, which is determined through a contention process, maintains clock synchronization and detects and corrects errors in the token framing. See Token Ring.
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The active monitors captured approximately twice as many bed bugs as the passive monitors (10% versus 5%, respectively), but given the experimental design this was not a statistically significant difference (F = 0.
However, capture performance could be enhanced if more monitors were used per unit of space, or if monitors were left out for a longer time, or if active monitors were used rather than passive monitors.
This is best done with active monitors that have documented success (for additional details, see Pest Notes: Bed Bugs, available at www.