, the term gateway
has the following meanings:
A gateway may contain devices such as protocol
translators, impedance matching
devices, rate converters, fault
isolators, or signal
translators as necessary to provide system interoperability
. It also requires that mutually acceptable administrative procedures be established between the two networks.
A protocol translation/mapping gateway interconnects networks with different network protocol technologies by performing the required protocol conversions.
- Loosely, a computer configured to perform the tasks of a gateway.
from Federal Standard 1037C
and from MIL-STD-188
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