A CDE Definition
In networking, the communications protocol that contains the logical address of a client or server station. It is called the "network layer" and contains the address (IP, IPX, etc.) inspected by a router that forwards it through the network. Layer 3 contains a type field so that traffic can be prioritized and forwarded based on message type as well as network destination. Since layer 3 provides more filtering capabilities, it also adds more overhead than layer 2 processing. See layer 3 switch, router and OSI.
Before/After Your Search Term
|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|
|layer 2||layer of abstraction|
|layer 2 switch||layer2|
|Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol||layer3|
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