A CDE Definition
In networking, the communications protocol that contains the physical address of a client or server station. It is called the "data link layer" or "MAC layer" and contains the address inspected by a bridge or switch. Layer 2 processing is faster than layer 3 processing, because less analysis of the packet is required. See MAC layer and OSI.
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|launch||layer 2 switch|
|launcher||Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol|
|LAWN||layer 3 switch|
|Lawson Insight||layer 4-7|
|Lawson Software||layer 4-7 switch|
|layer||layer 4 switch|
|layer 1||layer 7|
|layer 1 switch||layer 7 switch|
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