Cover: On Distributed Communications

On Distributed Communications

IV. Priority, Precedence, and Overload

Published 1964

by Paul Baran

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One in a series of eleven Memoranda detailing the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network, a proposed digital data communications system based on a distributed network concept. It is concerned with the establishment of traffic precedence doctrines designed to achieve optimum utilization of the communications resource, especially within a seriously degraded and overloaded network.

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