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Reliability of Messages

Messages sent between computers can fail to arrive or can be garbled because of noise and contention for the communication line. There are techniques to increase the reliability of data transfer. However, these techniques cost both extra space (longer messages to increase redundancy, more code to check the messages) and time

Message passing techniques can be distinguished by the reliability by which they deliver messages.

Prasun Dewan 2006-02-02