Definition

ring

Also see Web ring.

A ring is a network topology or circuit arrangement in which each device is attached along the same signal path to two other devices, forming a path in the shape of a ring. Each device in the ring has a unique address. Information flow is unidirectional and a controlling device intercepts and manages the flow to and from the ring. The token ring is the most prevalent form of ring network.

This was last updated in April 2007
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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