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Meaning of ALOHA

Pronunciation:  u'lowu

 
Matching Terms:  aloha net, aloha state

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(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.

 

 

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