[e2e] trading acks...TRACKS
m.musolesi at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Sun Dec 3 01:47:18 PST 2006
>> However, packet conservation through a router is something that
>> can be aspired to, under limited conditions - thinking about
>> a networking analogue of Kirchoff's electrical laws through the
>> router as a point can actually be useful, too.
> I'm not sure Kirchoff's laws are applicable here. It wouldn't make sense
> to create/destroy electrons without a source/sink; the same is not true
> for packets.
You may think to a representation of the network with connections to the
"ground" or a "voltage source" for each router to represent/quantify
packets that are created/lost in it.
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