What is bridging? - Telecommunications

What is bridging?

- One of the forward techniques to use in packet-switched networks.

- Bridging makes no assumptions about the address location of the network.

- Flooding and examination of the source addresses are the building blocks for received packet headers for locating unknown devices.

- The address of the device and its location is recorded in MAC address table for further broadcasting, after locating the device.

- Bridging refers to Transparent bridging that predominates in Ethernet.

- Source route bridging is used for token ring networks.
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