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Alternating bit protocol

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Alternating bit protocol is a simple network protocol operating at the data link layer that retransmits lost or corrupted messages. It can be seen as a special case of the Sliding window protocol where a simple timer restricts the order of messages to ensure receivers send messages in turn while using a window of 1 bit.

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Google previewOn a Method of Multiprogramming (2013)

by Wim Feijen, A.J.M. van Gasteren

The Alternating Bit Protocol is an algorithm for the correct transmission of a data stream from one place to another via so-called “ faulty channels”. Here, a faulty channel is a kind of medium that can garble, ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Computer Science

by Blackie

Alternating bit protocol A simple data link layer protocol that retransmits lost or corrupted messages. When messages are sent from transmitter A to receiver B, each message contains a data part, a checksum, and a one-bit sequence number, ...

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