Basics of Packet Switching

Authored by: Roberto Rojas-Cessa

Interconnections for Computer Communications and Packet Networks

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482226966
eBook ISBN: 9781315373485
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This chapter presents basic concepts, terms, definitions, and features that are commonly used in the discussion of packet switching and switch architectures. The chapter also provides an overview of the metrics used to analyze the performance of packet switches, including an introduction of basic traffic patterns usually considered in performance studies.

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