cold potato routing
As opposed to hot potato routing, this phrase refers to data packets that are kept on a server's backbone until the last possible minute. Often used for streaming media, this kind of routing enables hosts to keep the data on their backbone with zero packet-loss and zero latency until they get as close as possible to the end-user, thus supporting hundreds of thousands of concurrent users.
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms
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