stub network


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stub network

A network which only carries packets to and from local hosts. Even if it has paths to more than one other network, it does not carry traffic for other networks. See also backbone, transit network.
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SA46T, which operates on backbone networks, and SA46T-PR, which operates on stub networks, both allow IPv4 services to be transmitted over IPv6 networks.
1) Backbone network: A trunk line network that bundles together stub networks
SRW forms stub networks (small clusters of terminals with limited transit capability to other SRW networks that rely on WNW for backbone services).