Photon explained as a metaphor.

edited May 2012 in Any Topic & Chat
I've been trying to grasp some network concepts, and I think I may have an apt metaphor.

A connection between 2 peers is like a trading relationship between 2 shops. The shop itself is the client, the front door is the peer, the road is the physical connection, the delivery vans are the protocol, the contents of the van is the serialized data, the invoice for the delivery is the packet header, and the signed invoice is the acknowledgement.

Is that about right?

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