address resolution

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Each computer in a network has a physical address. Address resolution is the term used to refer to the process of looking up that address given a computer's Internet Protocol Address (IP address). So, for example, if some data is to be sent to a computer which specifies its IP address, then this address needs to be converted into the computer's real address for the computer to receive it correctly. In order to do this the Address Resolution Protocol is used.

Subjects: Computing.

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