link encryption

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The transfer of an encrypted message across a system where the message is decrypted and reencrypted after each stage of its journey. Typically, link encryption is used in a switched communication network where the message is decrypted at each switching node to read the routing information prior to reencryption and onward transmission via the appropriate switch outlet. Compare end-to-end encryption.

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