[ntp:questions] Very rapid polling
dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Sat Feb 21 12:54:48 UTC 2009
David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> writes:
>Uwe Klein wrote:
>> The hardware does automatic resend on collision using an
>> exponential+random backoff algorithm.
>Properly functioning ethernet has minimum packet lengths that guarantee
>that it one receiver sees a collision, all of them see the collision.
>Therefore collisions should never result in duplicate packets at the
(Though this is possible, but rare, on 802.11 if the packet
transmission is successful, but the MAC layer ACK is corrupted.)
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