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Logical Topologies

In networking terms, a topology is nothing more than the arrangement of a network. The topology can refer to the physical layout of the network or the logical layout of the network.

Logical topologies lay out the rules of the road for data transmission. As you already know, in data networking, only one computer can transmit on one wire segment at any given time. Life would be wonderful if computers could take turns transmitting data, but unfortunately, life isn't that simple. As a result, there must be rules if the network is to avoid becoming completely anarchic.


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