Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Internet Video

This video is really interesting, and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of it. A few things caught my attention, the first being the packets. To jog your memory, packets are broken down pieces of a document. The smaller pieces are easier to send, and they all come back together on the receiver's computer. Another piece of information I didn't know about was hot potato routing. It means messages are still able to be received event if part of the network was destroyed. This was discovered by watching mice go through a maze. Looks like animal testing is good for something!


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