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What is a node?

By jlewis
Jan 31, 2010
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  1. What is a node? How many nodes are currently connected to the backbone?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,315   +788

    ANYTHING which is organized into a hierarchy has nodes:
    Code:
                         a
             +----------  --------+
              b                    c
                           +------  -------+
                            d               e
    
    Each one of {a-e} are nodes

    A would be known as the Root node,
    B,C would be intermediary nodes
    D,E would be end-points

    In the context of your question (the Internet) the number, names and locations of the
    'Backbone' nodes is not easily determined.
     

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