datagram

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Self-contained packet of data that carries with it the source and destination information for correct routing. Datagram travels from a source computer (such as a website server) to a destination computer (client or user computer) via a packet-switched network (such as the internet), independent of any previous or subsequent communication between the two computers. The source computer need not establish a direct connection with the destination computer, and can send each data packet through any available route.

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When changing the maximum transmission unit size of your network interface card, take into account the 28 bytes of datagram packet overhead.
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I studied the datagram for a little while and then got bored and then decided it was time to try something else instead.
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It was built into the system that the datagram was sent instantly through the network without any prior or subsequent notification between the respective network terminals.
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