Media Access Control


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Media Access Control

(networking)
(MAC) The lower sublayer of the OSI data link layer. The interface between a node's Logical Link Control and the network's physical layer. The MAC differs for various physical media.

See also MAC Address, Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, token ring.

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