subarea node

subarea node

In an SNA network, a system that contains network controlling functions. It refers to a host computer or a communications controller and its associated terminals.
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A peripheral node directly communicates with the subarea node to which it is attached [23].
FEPs and host computers are generally considered two different types of subarea nodes. Subarea nodes can communicate with their own peripheral nodes, as well as with other subarea nodes in the network [23].
(2) SNA retains network control--it maintains network control by treating X.25 packet-switched networks as mere transmission linkages, therefore controlling all routing to subarea nodes [2];