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AIX Version 4.3 Communications Programming Concepts

DLCETHER Device Manager Functions

The Standard Ethernet data link control (DLCETHER) device manager and transport medium use two functional layers, medium access control (MAC) and logical link control (LLC) to maintain reliable link-level connections, guarantee data integrity, and negotiate exchanges of identification. Both connectionless (Type 1) and connection-oriented (Type 2) services are supported.

The Ethernet adapter and the DLCETHER device handler perform the following MAC functions:

The DLCETHER device manager also performs the following LLC functions:

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