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routing information field

(n.) In token-ring networks, the optional field at the end of a MAC header right before the user data that contains the routing information. Routing bridges use this data to determine where to route tokens when sending data from one token-ring network to another interconnected token-ring network. The routing information field typically contains a series of ring and bridge addresses that data will travel through to the final destination.






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