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Comment Re:Networks stack Cables (Score 1) 311 311

Seriously, you have no clue how TCP/IP works. Case in point: TCP has absolutely no error correction. At all. Your statement is complete and utter BS.

TCP has retransmission, but for that to be needed over a single cable hop, the cable needs to be close to complete failure. It basically does not happen. Basically all bit-errors are introduces by broken Ethernet cards and switches. A lot of the drops are caused by overloads and are intentional drops under software/firmware control.

Comment Re:Passed data with a ton of noise? (Score 1) 311 311

This is _analog_ noise. Unless it exceeds a certain high threshold, it has no effect on data packets. It does allow one to gauge cable quality though. For example, if you have high, but still irrelevant, noise ion a 10m cable, you may be able to predict that you wil get actual digital errors on a, say, 100m cable.

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