Carrier-Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection

   The network-access method used by Ethernet networks. In a CSMA/CD environment, all network nodes must contend for access to the transmission medium. If two nodes attempt to transmit data simultaneously, the transmission session is aborted. Both nodes attempt to retransmit after waiting for a specified period.

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