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Jan 19, 2007, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])

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"I am sure anyone who is at the least Internet savvy, will be aware that to move data from one point say A to another point B across the Internet, it has to pass through a number of intermediary points say C, D, E.... But what many won't know is that your data is not transferred in one piece when it is sent over the net, rather, it is split into chunks of say 1500 bytes each, then each chunk is enclosed in what is known as a packet which contain some additional data such as the destination IP address and port number apart from some other details which provide the unique identity to the packet and finally it is sent across the net..."

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