Re: full-duplex audio

Marc Lindahl (shark@dti.net)
Wed, 29 May 1996 12:51:05 -0500


> My understanding of the word Full-Duplex is that every packet
>that you send is sent back when it is received at the destination.

What you're thinking of is the 'acknowledge' protocol of TCP.

Full Duplex is a "pre-digital" term, meaning you communicate simultaneously
in both directions. Meaning, you can talk at the same time you listen (the
other one talks), you can see them at the same time they see you. Your
phone is full duplex, a CB (or ham) radio is half-duplex. On the phone,
you dont' have to suffix every sentence with, "over". Nuff said?

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