Packet switching/Related Articles
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- Multiplexing : A variety of techniques in electronic engineering, computer science, and network engineering, the most basic of which being multiple lower-speed information channels being combined to be sent over a higher-speed transmission channel, and broken out again at the receiver
- Telecommunications network : A system of end user devices, transmission media, and intermediate relays, through which end users communicate using parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Internet : International "network of networks" that connects computers together through the Internet Protocol Suite and supports applications like Email and the World Wide Web.
- Routing : The process of receiving a packet on one interface of a router, validating the packet and forwarding it out the appropriate interface.
- Admission control : Add brief definition or description
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode : A technology for the transfer of fixed-length "cells" of digital information through specialized cell switches built on top of optical transmission networks; increasingly obsolescent
- Control plane : Functions in a router that tell it how to direct packets through the forwarding plane; include routing protocols that draw the "map" of the network
- Forwarding plane : The part of the router architecture that decides what to do with packets arriving on an inbound interface.
- Circuit switching : Constituent electric circuit of a switching or digital processing system which receives, stores, or manipulates information in coded form to accomplish the specified objectives of the system.
- Multi-Protocol Label Switching : Add brief definition or description
- Resource Reservation Protocol : An end-to-end control (i.e., signaling) protocol used to reserve bandwidth from one edge of an Internet Protocol network to the other edge