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Aloha

<networking> (From the Hawaiian greeting) A system of contention resolution devised at The University of Hawaii. Packets are broadcast when ready, the sender listens to see if they collide and if so re-transmits after a random time. Slotted Aloha constrains packets to start at the beginning of a time slot. Basic Aloha is appropriate to long propagation time nets (e.g. satellite). For shorter propagation times, carrier sense protocols are possible.

(1995-12-10)

 


Nearby terms: ALLIANCE ALLOY ALM Aloha Aloha Net Alonzo Church ALP
 

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