Technical Terms and Definitions

DQDB - Lingo

Distributed Queue Dual Bus. Data link layer communication protocol, specified in the IEEE802.6 standard, designed for use in MANs. DQDB, which permits multiple systems to interconnect using two unidirectional logical buses, is an open standard that is designed for compatibility with carrier transmission standards and is aligned with emerging standards for BISDN. SIP (SMDS Interface Protocol) is based on DQDB. See also MAN.