transparent bridge


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transparent bridge

A device that ties two network segments together. Commonly used in Ethernet networks and also called an "adaptive bridge," the transparent bridge learns which node is connected to which port by examining the packets transmitted to the port. Contrast with source route bridging. See spanning tree protocol.
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