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)