[ee122] HW 2 - Question 3 General question

vern at cs.berkeley.edu vern at cs.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 1 23:55:42 PDT 2007

> The prompt says that latency is 12ms. If I remember correctly, latency
> is the delay in a network for 1 packet to get from point A to point B.

When latency is given without mention of a packet size, then it's synonymous
to proagation delay: i.e., the time it takes for a signal (which you can
think of as a single bit) to get from point A to point B.  This value is
not affected by the bandwidth of the path.


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