point-to-point network

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A type of network, the opposite of a broadcast network, in which when a message is sent from one computer to another, it usually has to be sent via other computers in the network. A point-to-point network consists of many connections between individual pairs of computers. As a general rule, large networks such as wide area networks are organized in this fashion. This type of network is sometimes called a store and forward network or a packet switched network.

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