De-Militarised Zone

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De-Militarised Zone definition

(DMZ) (From the military term for an area between two opponents where fighting is prevented) DMZ Ethernets connect networks and computers controlled by different bodies. They may be external or internal. External DMZ Ethernets link regional networks with routers to internal networks. Internal DMZ Ethernets link local nodes with routers to the regional networks.
Compare red zone.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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