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packet-switching node
In a packet-switching network, a node that contains data switches and equipment for controlling, formatting, transmitting, routing, and receiving data packets. Note: In the Defense Data Network (DDN), a packet-switching node is usually configured to support up to thirty-two X.25 56-kb/s host connections, as many as six 56-kb/s interswitch trunk (IST) lines to other packet-switching nodes, and at least one Terminal Access Controller (TAC).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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