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Open Data-Link Interface (ODI)

Part of the Protocols glossary:

ODI (Open Data-Link Interface) is a software interface that allows different Data-Link Layer protocols to share the same driver or adapter in a computer. ODI was introduced by Novell. For example, using ODI, both TCP/IP and IPX/SPX can share the same device adapter.

The Data-Link Layer, part of the Open Systems Interconnect ( OSI ) model, provides a way to move data across a physical link.

This was last updated in March 2011
Contributor(s): Adam Currey
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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