The part of the network that carries the heaviest traffic, normally LAN to LAN
(2005-09-19) Chris Limb The part of a major network that connects other minor networks together
In a network, a backbone is a larger transmission path into which smaller lines feed. At the enterprise level, a backbone is a line or set of lines that local area networks connect to for a wide area network connection or within a local area network to span distances efficiently (for example, between buildings).
The part of a communications network that handles the major traffic, highest speed and often longest paths on a network. On the Internet, a backbone is a set of paths providing long distance or local connections for local networks.
The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
The exposed part of a bound volume when shelved. Also called spine and shelf back.
The back of a bound book. Also known as a spine.
A chain of small bones that run along the center of the back of a vertebrate. Also called the spine or spinal column.
The acid in a wine. A wine that has insufficient acidity "lacks backbone".
Term used to describe the key flavor of a wine/varietal
Describes the structure of a wine and usually refers to the level of acidity in a wine.
A wine with a firm, balanced structure of tannin, acid and alcohol.
A cable to which multiple nodes or workstations are attached.
The part of a premises distribution system that included a main cable route and facilities for supporting the cable from the equipment room to the upper floors or along the same floor to the wiring closets.
A pathway or cable that joins multiple computers across small distances ( within the same building ) or multiple LAN's across long distances.