Definition Edit

A switch is

a network device[] that select[s] a path or circuit for sending data to its next destination over the telephone network.[1]
[a] computer networking device that links network segments or network devices.[2]

Overview Edit

"Switches may also include functions of the router, a device also used in computer networks, that determines the route and adjacent network point for data to be sent."[3]

There are two major categories of switches: local and tandem. A third category of switch is called a remote switch.

References Edit

  1. Digital Surveillance: The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, at 2 n.5.
  2. Tax Information Security Guidelines For Federal, State and Local Agencies, at 156.
  3. Id.

See also Edit

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