loop topology

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Noun1.loop topology - the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
network topology, topology - the configuration of a communication network
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In this newly devised loop topology, the return current on the PCB is in-phase with the adjacent electric current.
Regarding redundancy at data link layer in the OSI model, the most important methods are link aggregation allowing multiple physical links to be treated as a single logical one but letting the link up whether any of its components comes down and the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) allowing the construction of a logical loop-free tree within a physical loop topology, the latter being the key player.
Loop topology (as opposed to addressing) is performance challenged since the available bandwidth is shared among the nodes on a loop.