Technical Terms and Definitions

Failure Domain - Networking

Area in which a failure has occurred in a Token Ring, defined by the information contained in a beacon. When a station detects a serious problem with the network (such as a cable break), it sends a beacon frame that includes the station reporting the failure, its NAUN, and everything in between. Beaconing in turn intitiates a process called autoreconfiguration. See also autoreconfiguration, beacon, and NAUN.