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Packet-switching node

Packet-switching node: In a packet-switching network[?], a node that contains data switches and equipment for controlling, formatting, transmitting, routing, and receiving data packets.

Note: In the Defense Data Network[?] (DDN), a packet-switching node is usually configured to support up to thirty-two X.25 56-kb/s host connections, as many as six 56-kb/s interswitch trunk[?] (IST) lines to other packet-switching nodes, and at least one Terminal Access Controller[?] (TAC).

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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