follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

token ring

token ring in Technology

A computer local area network arbitration scheme in which conflicts in the transmission of messages are avoided by the granting of "tokens" which give permission to send. A station keeps the token while transmitting a message, if it has a message to transmit, and then passes it on to the next station.
Often, "Token Ring" is used to refer to the IEEE 802.5 token ring standard, which is the most common type of token ring.
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.dcom.lans.token-ring.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for token

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for token ring