Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Network Switching

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Packet switching: Pros:
Network lines are only used when messages need to be sent, meaning the 90% inactive time of users can be used by other users who need to send information right away.
By splitting up data into packets, only packets that are corrupted needs to be resent rather than the whole data.
Routers can dynamically route packets along different paths to provide a potentially more optimal path for all users. Cons:
Packets can arrive out of order meaning end users will have to spend extra time and resources to reorganize or request packets again.
Transmission delay is no constant, and end users may experiences different speeds when sending and receiving multiple messages.
Packets can be lost during transmission, so users may have to resend data.
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The people involved tend to be network designers, operators, vendors and researchers.[1] Their mission statement was to make the Internet work better, by producing high quality, relevant technical and engineering documents that people can use as a standard to design application with the Internet. They follow five principles to help them follow their statement, and has helped lead the development of the internet protocols we have today.[2]
The first principle is having an open process that allows anyone to participate in their work, or have their opinions on issues heard and answered. As a result, their documents, mailing list, attendance list and meetings are available to the public via the Internet. This principle helped contribute to the open nature of the internet, and a result the internet is not run under a monopoly by one country or by several companies. There are very low chances of bad practises being document, by having multiple people who are interested in the development of the Internet examining the documents that get
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