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packet

A unit of data that is formed when a protocol breaks down messages that are sent along the Internet or other networks. Messages are broken down into standard-sized packets to avoid overloading lines of transmission with large chunks of data. Each of these packets is separately numbered and includes the Internet address of the destination. Upon arrival at the recipient computer, the protocol recombines the packets into the original message.

A unit of data sent over a network. A packet header that includes information, such as the message length, priority, checksum, as well as the source and destination address, accompanies it. When packets are sent over a network protected by Symantec Protection Agent software, each packet is evaluated for specific patterns that indicate known attacks. See also fragmented packets.

A packet is a self-contained bundle of data that is sent over a packet switching network. Packets are typically less than 1500 bytes in size.

A self-contained bundle of data that is sent over a packet switching network. Packets are typically less than 1500 bytes in size.

A packet is a self-contained bundle of the data that is sent over a packet switching network. Packets are typically less than 1500 bytes in size.