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Terminal Communication

Terminal communication over a packet switch exchange requires a PAD (Packet Assembler and Disassembler) which can run in two modes: native and message. In native mode each character is placed in its own packet and sent over the network. In message mode the user enters the complete line before it is sent in a single packet. Clearly native mode requires a far greater overhead than message mode.

P.D. Gronbech (IT Staff) 2015-10-02