multistation access unit
- (written as Multistation Access Unit)A hub or concentrator that connects computers in a token ring LAN. Its physical configuration has a star topology, yet its logical configuration has a ring topology, as each message passes through each computer, in a circular manner. One benefit provided by this arrangement is that a failing node can be bypassed without the ring being broken. Its abbreviation is MSAU.
- acronymMSAU (written as Multistation Access Unit)