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What Is an 'Endpoint'?
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5/11/2020 | 8:27:48 AM
Good list
The term has its origin in reference to computer networks. The endpoint is a device or node that is connected to the LAN or WAN and accepts communications back and forth across the network. In a traditional sense, an endpoint can be a modem, hub, bridge, or switch. It also could be data terminal equipment (such as a digital telephone handset, router, or printer) or a host computer (such as a workstation or a server). - Druva.com

One of the things that may have been left out would be modem, hub, bridge or switch.

In most instances, I would thnk it would be the receiving device because a router routes the packets to the next hop, but from an ISP standpoint, it would be the endpoint because it is the demarcation point from which their responsibility ends (CPE). So it is dependent on whose perspective you see this from.

Interesting commentary.

Todd


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