Jargon that generally refers to the speed at which bits can be
sent across a physical link.
- BGP (Border
An IP routing protocol, defined in RFCs, making it a public
protocol. BGP is used mainly to exchange routing information between different
companies, including between ISPs and their customers.
- binary digit
In mathematics, a digit or numeral that is part of a number
based on the binary numbering system.
- binary numbering system
In mathematics, a convention for numbering things in which 2
separate numerals are used, namely 0 and 1.
- bit (binary
A single binary number, either 0 or 1, as stored by a computer
- bits per second (bps)
- See [bps]
- Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
- See [BGP]
- bps (bits per
Units used to describe the speed at which data is sent over
some communication media, as measured by the number of bits sent during a single
- broadcast address
An Ethernet MAC address that represents all devices on a LAN.
Switches flood frames that are sent to the broadcast
- broadcast domain
A set of devices for which a broadcast frame sent by one device
will be received by all devices in the same broadcast
(Noun) Storage location inside a switch in which frames can be
stored when the switch is waiting for the output port to become available.
(Verb) The switch process of storing frames in memory.
- bunch of bits
Jargon used in this book to describe some information, in
binary form, that sits in a computer.
8 consecutive bits as stored on a computer.
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