A packet is a unit of data that is transmitted between communicating devices. A packet contains both the message being sent and control information, such as the source address (the IP address of the device that sent the packet) and the destination address (the IP address of the device the packet is being sent to).
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Bruce has been working with computers, and related technology, since before the World Wide Web was a thing. He has worked in system and network administration. He has even dabbled in technical support. He has made the switch to technical writing as part of his deep, dark and dastardly plan to make the arcane machinations of IT technology more easily understood by the poor folks who use it.