hierarchical communications

hierarchical communications

A network controlled by a host computer that is responsible for managing all connections. Contrast with peer-to-peer communications.
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When there are strong hierarchical communications structures, obtaining approval for any innovative approach to services or systems may have to undergo scrutiny at many levels as it ascends the hierarchy, then descends, perhaps changed beyond recognition.
These new capabilities and advanced features were made possible through innovations in digital controls along with hierarchical communications and control strategies.
IS-IS routing protocols guide standardized, hierarchical communications between routers within Internet domains, enabling routers to share and update the address and availability information required to build a complete map of the network.

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