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interworking unit (IWU)

Interworking Unit (IWU) is a term from the OSI terminology. An Interworking Unit is a unit that connects two subnets, so-called subnets, by connecting to both subnets via a Subnetwork Attachment Point ( SNAP). Each attachment point is addressable via the local address in its subnetwork.

Englisch: interworking unit - IWU
Updated at: 07.01.2004
#Words: 45
Links: open systems interconnection (OSI), unit (U), vertical interconnect access (PCB) (via), subnetwork access protocol (IP) (SNAP), attachment
Translations: DE

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