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Glossary AUI

Definition of AUI

1.  attachment unit interface
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The cable and connector defined by the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard used to connect a thick ethernet (10Base5) card with the transceiver. This device clamps onto the cable, forcing a spike through a hole drilled through the outer shielding to contact the inner conductor while other spikes bite into the outer conductor. Also called a thicknet connector, piercing tap and vampire tap.