data link provider interface

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Data Link Provider Interface definition

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(DLPI) The interface that a network driver presents to the (higher level) logical link layer for driving the network at the datagram level in a Unix STREAMS environment and possibly elsewhere.
DLPI corresponds to ISO 8802/2 (LLC) which covers both connection-oriented and connectionless protocols.
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(1996-01-29)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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