Control Frame

Control Frame definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Control frames are used for requesting and controlling access to the wireless media. An example of a control frame is the acknowledgement frame, which is used after data frames to ensure reliability. Its primary purpose is to alert the sender that the last frame was received correctly and there is no need to retransmit.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-97

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary