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Re: [opensuse] VPN blues
  • From: Kai Ponte <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 19:30:08 -0800
  • Message-id: <200702191930.08771.kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 19 February 2007 19:11, tino perez wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 16:27 -0800, Kai Ponte wrote:
> > concentrator?
> What's that?

A concentrator is the thingy at the other end of the VPN connection.

From Wikipedia...

1. In data transmission, a functional unit that permits a common path to
handle more data sources than there are channels currently available within
the path. A concentrator usually provides communication capability between
many low-speed, usually asynchronous channels and one or more high-speed,
usually synchronous channels. Usually different speeds, codes, and protocols
can be accommodated on the low-speed side. The low-speed channels usually
operate in contention and require buffering.

2. A device that connects a number of circuits, which are not all used at
once, to a smaller group of circuits for economy.

It typically is the thing to which you connect.


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